Saturday, October 31, 2009

Le dîner de cons (1998)

This perhaps can be a lot funnier if I didn't expected it to be so funny. Sometimes reading too many reviews are wrong, but unfortunately I need a guide before buying a DVD. Watching le dîner de cons is like watching a play. Most of the events take place in Pierre Brochant's apartment. Every Wednesday, Brochant (Thierry Lhermitte) and his friends hold a dinner and the one who bring the most idiot guest is the winner. Brochant's friend recommends him to bring François Pignon (Jacques Villeret), an accountant in a ministry office, whose hobby is to make construction of models made from matchsticks. On the very day, Brochant suffers backache and cannot attend the dinner, but stuck instead with 'the idiot' for hours in his own apartment.

That night is the worst in Brochant's life. This is a movie where things are going worse and worse. The director doesn't forget to tell us the moral of the story, and for some time the movie has it's touching moment. However, what I like most in this movie is the cute soundtrack by Vladimir Cosma.

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