To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime. Each member seeks to introduce a champion dumbbell. Pierre, an avid participant of the game, runs into one problem after another that devilishly compromises his secrets, turning the tables on him and his objective, which diverges as the movie progresses. Firstly, wishing to be certain he has selected a winner, he invited his guest, Mr. Pignon, to meet him at home before setting off; but night of all nights, Pierre has put his back out and it is questionable whether he can manage to get to the dinner. The blundering Mr. Pignon will continually spring forward to help relieve Pierre of his troubles, which have drastically compounded, pointing in the direction of friends, taxes and women, and Pierre’s dimwit Pignon accordingly will prove his substance to the end.
Director: Francis Veber
Writer: Francis Veber
Actors: Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret, Francis Huster, Daniel Prévost
In this hilarious French comedy by Francis Veber, the creator of La Cage aux Folles, Pierre Brochant (Thierry Lhermitte), a snooty and highly successful Paris publisher, selects Francois (Jacques Villeret), a lowly accountant, to be the source of a prank at a party with some of his friends. The two wind up at the rich man’s home where the unsuspecting Francois is ready to talk more about his hobby of building replicas of monuments from matchsticks.
Director Francis Veber has a perfect sense of comic timing that is the heart and soul of farce. Here the accident prone Francois turns the tables on the elitist, who proves to have plenty of problems himself. Soon the publisher’s wife (Alexandra Vandernoot) and girlfriend (Catherine Frot) are drawn into the proceedings along with the accountant’s friend, a tax collector (Daniel Prevost). We are all fools, some a little more so than others.
BRRip | MKV | 1024 x 440 | AVC @ 2814 Kbps | 80 min | 1.82 Gb
Audio: #1 French AC3 5.1 @ 192 Kbps #2 French AC3 2.1 @ 192 Kbps (Commentary) | Subs: English, French (embedded)
Genre: Comedy | France