| 1999  –  80′  – COMEDY
Written by: Francis Veber.
based on the original play by: Francis Veber.
Directed by: Francis Veber.
Starring: Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret, Francis Huster, Daniel Prévost, Alexandra Vandernoot, Catherine Frot.
Special Presentation 20th Anniversary COLCOA 2018. Winner three Cesar Awards including Best Actor (Jacques Villeret) and Best Screenplay.
In French with English subtitles.
A Lionsgate release. |

A runaway comedy hit when it was released in 1998, The Dinner Game remains an international cult classic. Adapted from director Francis Veber’s own stage play, the film recounts the story of Pierre Brochant, a slick literary editor, and François Pignon, a low-level schmuck at France’s internal revenue service. Unbeknownst to him, François is to play the role of Pierre’s “jerk” at his weekly “Bring-a-Jerk-to-Dinner” party, where he’s sure to impress Pierre’s snooty pals and win the evening’s top prize. But a series of misadventures, spiraling further and further out of control, keeps the twosome from ever making it to the dinner party. Yet their farcical exploits implicate François deeper and deeper into Pierre’s personal life. In the end, it’s a toss-up as to which of the two men is, indeed, the bigger jerk.


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