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The Dinner Game

The Dinner Game

A Feature film by Francis Veber

Produced by Gaumont

Release in France : 15/04/1998

    Synopsis

    For Pierre Brochant and his friends, Wednesday is “Idiots' Day”. The idea is simple: each person has to bring along an idiot. The one who brings the most spectacular idiot wins the prize. Tonight, Brochant is ecstatic. He has found a gem. The ultimate idiot. “A world champion idiot!” Meet François Pignon, a lowly accountant at the Finance Ministry, a man devoted to his constructions made of match sticks... What Brochant doesn’t know is that Pignon is a real jinx, a past master in the art of bringing on catastrophes...

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    The Dinner Game

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    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Gaumont

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

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    Subject

    Some directors pick an atmosphere and a situation and tally ho, off we go! They are open to improvisation — even encourage it — and discover what they wrote on set. It wasn’t like that at all. As Francis is both writer and director, he has the exact music of what he has written in his head and he makes sure that is exactly what he gets. This isn’t the kind of film where we improvise as the mood takes us. Oh, no! Here we’re serving a script that’s down on paper, right down to the last comma. (Thierry Lhermitte - from an article in “Ciné Live”, April 1998)

    Full credits (24)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Poiré

    Author of original work :

    Francis Veber

    Voice :

    Daniel Russo

    Sound Recordist :

    Bernard Bats

    Assistant Operators :

    Sébastien Pentecouteau, Dominique Delguste

    Production managers :

    Henri Brichetti, Pierre d'Hoffelize

    Editor :

    Georges Klotz

    Assistant editor :

    Viviane Gourvest

    Production Designer :

    Hugues Tissandier

    Foley artists :

    Pascal Chauvin, Pascal Dedeye

    Casting :

    Françoise Menidrey

    Sound Mixer :

    Bruno Tarrière

    Assistant directors :

    Laurent Petrelli, Bernard Seitz

    Screenwriter :

    Francis Veber

    Director of Photography :

    Luciano Tovoli

    Sound Assistant :

    Pierre-Yves Bruneel

    Camera operator :

    Sabine Lancelin

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Sound editors :

    Thomas Desjonquères, Jean Gargonne

    Continuity supervisor :

    Laurence Lemaire

    Music Composer :

    Vladimir Cosma

    Stunt performers :

    Jean-Claude Lagniez, Olivier Vitrant

    Costume designers :

    Jacqueline Bouchard, Aurore Vicente

    Still Photographer :

    David Koskas

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    15/04/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 22 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    83.345

    Visa issue date :

    06/03/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Posters (1)

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    News (3)

    Festival Selections (10)

    Warsaw - French Film Festival - 1999

    Warsaw - French Film Festival (Poland, 1999)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Melbourne French Film Festival - 1999

    Melbourne French Film Festival (Australia, 1999)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Sydney French Film Festival - 1999

    Sydney French Film Festival (Australia, 1999)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1999

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1999)

    Selection (6)

    Best Film

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Francis Veber

    Best Supporting Actor : Daniel Prévost

    Best Supporting Actress : Catherine Frot

    Best Actor : Jacques Villeret

    Best Director : Francis Veber

    Punta Del Este - International Film Festival - 1999

    Punta Del Este - International Film Festival (Uruguay, 1999)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Lumiere Awards - 1999

    Lumiere Awards (France, 1999)

    Selection

    French Films

    Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1998

    Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1998)

    Selection

    Feature Films

    Awards (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1999

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1999)

    Awards (3)

    César Award for Best Actor : Jacques Villeret

    César Award for Best Supporting Actor : Daniel Prévost

    César Award for Best Original or Adapted Screenplay : Francis Veber

    Lumiere Awards - 1999

    Lumiere Awards (France, 1999)

    Awards (2)

    Meilleur Acteur : Jacques Villeret

    Meilleur scénario : Francis Veber

    Delegations (2)

    Lumiere Awards - 1999

    Lumiere Awards (France, 1999)

    Team (2)

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