In this intelligent and extremely black comedy, Edith (Sabine Azema) and Paul (Andre Dussollier) are the parents of a 28-year-old PhD candidate called Tanguy (Eric Berger). A master of Chinese and Japanese language, culture, and history, Tanguy teaches classes at the university, receives highly respected research grants, and has an excellent way of communicating with people. He is graceful, reserved, expressive, and altogether a delightful young man. The only problem is that he still lives at home, and treats it like a hotel, with no plans to move out. Edith and Paul are well-to-do professionals who treat their son with respect and kindness, but their patience is wearing thin. Unable to confront him about the idea that they wish he'd move on, they concoct a hilarious plan to sour his experience of living at home.
Director Etienne Chatiliez (TATIE DANIELLE) presents this excellent comedy, which balances an outrageous script with impeccable performances from Azema and Dussollier as overly polite parents who just want their little poulet (an incredibly ironic Berger) to fly the coup.
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Release Date: 22 April 2002
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Production Year: 1957
Main Language: English