Le Dîner de Cons (1998)

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Le Dîner de Cons (1998)
  • Time: 80 min
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Director: Francis Veber
  • Cast: Jacques Villeret, Thierry Lhermitte, Francis Huster

Storyline:

Every wednesday night a few guys have a meal together. There is a game coupled with the meal: each one of them has to bring an “idiot”. The game consists in making the idiots talk about there ideas and passions so that the hosts can have a good laugh. At the end they will choose the “idiot of the evening”. One of the hosts has invited his idiot home so they could go to the dinner together, but unfortunately he gets a severe pain in his back due to an accident that day and can’t go to the “meal of idiots”. Even worse is the fact that the idiot tries to help him all the time, and naturally does everything wrong and aggravates every situation.

One review

  • “The Dinner Game” is a classic in comedy. Actors are very well performed and easy humor combines with black humor on every step. It is really funny because it transforms little common circumstances into hilarious sequences! In this big chaos you finally found yourself smiling without control and you cannot stop. The writer Francis Veber carries you to the top of the hill and throws you down from the hill. Jacques Villeret is simply amazing in his role as Pignon, standing above everyone else in this film. Overall, this is just a very intelligent, hilarious, and slightly poignant movie. I definitely recommend it!

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