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Le Diner De Cons


Year: 1998 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 15 Cert – Not suitable for under 15s 
Subtitles: The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC 
Directed by Unknown 
Starring: Unknown  

"Le dîner de cons" literally translated means "the meal of idiots", and every Wednesday Pierre (Lhermitte) and his friends get together and have a meal where each of them brings with them a guest who is also an "idiot". The game consists of getting the idiots to talk about their ideas and passions so that the hosts can have a good laugh. At the end of the meal they will choose the "idiot of the evening". Pierre is convinced his champ François Pignon (Villeret) will steal the show.

Adapted from the original stage version, Le Dîner De Cons isn't exactly the most politically correct film ever made. But it is intensely funny, with a perfect sense of comedy timing and good performaces all round. Anyone who enjoyed Un Air De Famille last term might recognise Catherine Frot as Marlène (doesn't she worry about typecasting?).

Mike Curtis

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Screenings of this film:

1999/2000 Spring Term (35mm)