Director: Francis Veber
Original Title: Le Placard
Main Cast: Daniel Auteuil; Gerard Depardieu; Michel Aumont; Michele Laroque
Colour: 84 mins
When ‘Francois Pignon’ (Daniel Auteuil), an accountant for a rubber factory, is about to lose his job, he spreads a rumour that he’s gay so that the company will be afraid to fire him, lest they come under fire for sexual discrimination. The ruse quickly becomes a challenge, starting when a burly homophobe (Gérard Depardieu) befriends ‘Pignon’ to also keep his own job for the opposite reason. This is a classic French comedy with a brilliant cast, who hit all the beats. Highly recommended.