Le prénom

Le prénom

What's in a name?

DVD - 2013 | French | Panoramique.
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Ce soir, Élisabeth, enseignante dans un lycée parisien, reçoit à souper son frère Vincent, riche agent immobilier, et Claude, un ami d'enfance devenu tromboniste de concert. Profitant du retard d'Anna, son épouse enceinte, Vincent fait une blague de mauvais goût sur le prénom du bébé à naître, histoire de taquiner Pierre, son sentencieux beau-frère, professeur de littérature à la Sorbonne. À l'arrivée d'Anna, le malaise s'est installé et les esprits s'échauffent. La table est mise pour un cruel jeu de la vérité, duquel émanent de troublantes révélations.
Publisher: Montréal : Films Séville, 2013.
Edition: Panoramique.
Branch Call Number: PRENO
Characteristics: 1 vidéodisque (110 min.) : son., coul. ; 12 cm.
Alternative Title: What's in a name?


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Clever comedy chronicling an intimate dinner that turns disastrous when an expectant father lets slip the name he plans to give his baby. Dialogue-driven story using everyday speech, which is useful for language learners.

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Nov 26, 2018

Despite all the comments praising the movie, I found it to be incredibly tedious and dull. The first sign of the monotony to come was the unending voiceover that started at the beginning and seemed to never end. I gave it an hour then cashed it in.

Feb 21, 2018

Outstanding film! Great script, superior cast and acting! Very insightful film!

Dec 28, 2015

While it has its witty moments, this is not what I would call a comedy, but more of a drama, a screaming match between friends as they cruelly expose each other to ridicule. Perhaps it appeals to the French sense of humor. Also detected a subtext about tensions in current French society but couldn't fully get that part.

Jul 04, 2015

Engaging subtitles and entertaining group dynamics.

May 27, 2015

I am not a fan of pranks designed to make others look foolish so the first half of this movie didn't amuse me. I was more taken by Claude's secret and Babou's truth-telling in the second half of the movie, although the prankster persisted almost to the end. the secrets and allegations were more amusing than the prank.

Sep 25, 2014

Marvelous! Incredibly funny as a French movie can be. And at the same time it shows that everyone has his own secrets.
If you like French cinematography you will love this movie.
Just don't watch the trailer - it's gives wrong idea about this movie....

Aug 12, 2014

Sarcasm and black humor at their best.
A fast paced movie, biting at times with incredibly witty retorts and quid pro quos. Makes you think twice about choosing the right first name for your kid! French actor Patrick Bruel is excellent.

Dec 19, 2013

Ce film est excellent, comique et dramatique à la fois. Le jeu des acteurs est exceptionnel et il n'y a jamais un moment de longueur. Je le recommande à tous.

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Sep 25, 2014

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