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Year: 2001
Original Title: Le placard
Length: 84 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Studios: Gaumont, TF1 Films Production
Distributor: Studio Canal

Release Dates

United Kingdom: May 17 2002

United States: June 29 2001


Ranking: 5,298 out of 16,012 movies (up 1954)


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Directed by renowned French director Francis Veber ('Le dîner de cons', 'Tais-toi!') and starring Daniel Auteuil ('Dialogue avec mon jardinier', 'Avant l'hiver'), Gerard Depardieu ('Cyrano de Bergerac', 'Camille Claudel') and Thierry Lhermitte ('Searching for Love ','Quay d'Orsay'). François Pignon is an employee of a company of condoms, he is divorced, he has a teenage son who ignores him and he had a life in which he feels unhappy. One day, he learns by chance that the company plans to fire him. Advised by a close friend, François tell everyone who is gay and so should be fired, to sue the company claiming discrimination because of his sexual orientation. In this way, François manages to avoid dismissal. However, his "coming out" will make he plays a role that will only bring more problems and cause more conflict. Hide full plot... Show full plot


Cast The Closet

Daniel Auteuil

Daniel Auteuil

François Pignon

Gérard Depardieu

Gérard Depardieu

Félix Santini

Michèle Laroque

Michèle Laroque

Mademoiselle Bertrand

Jean Rochefort

Jean Rochefort

Kopel, the director