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The Dinner Game (1998)

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“Le Dîner de Cons”

Comedy

The Dinner Game is comedy film written and directed by Francis Veber. It is a film adaptation by Veber of his play Le Dîner de Cons. It was the top grossing French film at the French box office for 1998 and second place overall behind Titanic.

Pierre Brochant, a Parisian publisher, attends a weekly “idiots’ dinner”, where guests, who are modish, prominent Parisian businessmen, must bring along an “idiot” whom the other guests can ridicule. At the end of the dinner, the evening’s “champion idiot” is selected. When Pierre decided to play a game to see who could bring the biggest idiot to a dinner party he never imagined he’d be the one playing the fool. But when Pierre’s selfish ways come to light before the main course he gets his just dessert.

Director: Francis Veber

Writer: Francis Veber

Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret, Francis Huster, Daniel Prévost, Alexandra Vandernoot, Catherine Frot, Edgar Givry

►Cast:

Thierry LhermittePierre Brochant
Jacques VilleretFrançois Pignon
Francis HusterJuste Leblanc
Daniel PrévostLucien Cheval
Alexandra VandernootChristine Brochant
Catherine FrotMarlène Sasseur
Benoît BellalHost 1
Jacques BleuHost 3
Philippe BrigaudTanner (boomerang thrower)
Michel CacciaGuest 1
Laurent GendronGuest 2
Mykhaël Georges-ScharHost 2
Edgar GivryCordier
Pierre-Arnaud JuinBoissonade
Daniel MartinMessignac
Elvire MelliereGisèle
Pétronille MossLouisette Blond
Christian PereiraSorbier
Rémy RoubakhaCarlier
Candide SanchezGuest 3
Daniel RussoPascal Meneaux – voice on the phone (voice)

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