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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

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Actors (18)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Gaumont

Film exports/foreign sales :

Gaumont

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International releases (40)

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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...

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)

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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)

Director

News (3)

Festival Selections (10)

Warsaw - French Film Festival - 1999

Warsaw - French Film Festival (Poland, 1999)

Selection

Films selected

French Film Festival in the Czech Republic - 1999

French Film Festival in the Czech Republic (Czech Republic, 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)

Cesar Award for Best Actor : Jacques Villeret

César award for best supporting actor : Daniel Prévost

César Award for best writing : 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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