The Closet Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for The Closet the Movie

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Francois Pignon (Auteuil) is a dull everyguy accountant who learns he's about to be fired after 20 years (from his job at a condom factory). His new (gay) neighbor Belone (Aumont) makes a unique suggestion--he will send doctored photos, showing Pignon at a gay bar, to Pignon's company and they will be forced to back down or be accused of sexual discrimination. Francois protests he can't pass as gay but he doesn't have to--his bosses and co-workers believe the rumors and make their own assumptions, including the homophobic personnel director Felix (Depardieu) who fears for his own job if he's not especially nice to Francois. Balances neatly between slapstick and sentiment. French with subtitles.


Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 86 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Corporate Shenanigans, Gays, Mistaken Identity, Only the Lonely
Francis Veber
Daniel Auteuil, Gerard Depardieu, Thierry Lhermitte, Michel Aumont, Michele Laroque, Jean Rochefort, Alexandra Vandernoot
Luciano Tovoli
Francis Veber
Vladimir Cosma
Bernard Bats, Georges Klotz, Hugues Tissandier, Jacqueline Bouchard
Alain Poire, Patrice Ledoux, Gaumont, Efve Films, TF-1 Films, Miramax Films

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