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The Dinner Game

by Francis Veber

The Dinner Game

by Francis Veber

Translation: Tudor Ţepeneag
Ion Caramitru
Florilena Popescu Fărcăşanu

Premiere: 30.10.2010

Duration: 2 h / Pause: No


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Do you want to have fun, forget about your worries, be amused, want to laugh, and laugh again, then go soon to see this sparkling comedy, well built, alive, alert, effective, with a perfect cast ...

An unforgettable play ...                     

Beyond the situations that provoke laughter, explosive dialogues and comic movements, the play does not lack psychological consistency ...

A show to everyone's taste ...

The title of Francis Veber's play is as clear as daylight, the dialogue does not enter dark areas, the writing is extremely natural. Hats off for the mechanics of laughter put into operation by Francis Veber. The play is a construction that "goes like clockwork", the gag hits the nail on the head, it appears exactly at the right moment...

Francis Veber has a great talent for writing well-crafted fables with coups de theatre. The laughter caused by this vaudeville is unstoppable.


Francis Veber

French director, playwright, and screenwriter, he debuted in farcical comedies in the 1970s. The son of a writer couple, on the same trail as the famous Tristan Bernard and Pierre-Gilles Veber (the author of the film Fanfan La Tulipe), and Catherine Veber, Francis Veber worked as a journalist, then devoting himself to comedy scripts. The first blockbuster, the film also known by our audience, was Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chaussure Noire / The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe, with Pierre Richard (1972).

He collaborated with director Edouard Molinaro, for L'Emmerdeur (1973) in which we saw Jacques Brel and Lino Ventura, Le Magnifique starring Jean Paul Belmondo in the same year, thanks to the great success of La Cage Aux Folles/ The Cage of Madwomen (starring Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault), which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.

He celebrated his debut as a director in 1976 with the comedy-drama Le Jouet, for which he also wrote the screenplay. The film about a boy who gives his father a life lesson by buying a man-toy was adapted in the United States under the name The Toy.

Another film, The Fugitives, was also adapted in America, but this time it was directed by Francis Veber himself.

Veber has worked on both shores of the Atlantic as a screenwriter and director. In 1998, he earned great international success with Le Diner de Cons / The Dinner Game. For this film, watched by over nine million French people, created after the comedy he wrote in 1993, Veber was nominated for the César Award for Best Director and received this prestigious award for Best Screenplay. Jacques Villeret (impersonated by François Pignon) received the award for best actor, and Daniel Prévost, the award for best supporting actor.

His creations, in which cruelty is gently intertwined, enjoy great public success. Veber masters the art of drawing simple but contradictory characters, who resemble us so well when he adds that touch of candour, naivety, clumsiness, which makes them evolve in difficult situations, thus creating the situational humour, which the spectators are never tired of ...


Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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