The Dinner Game


1h 22m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Every Wednesday night, wealthy Paris publisher Pierre Brochant and his friends try to outdo one another by bringing the most flagrantly idiotic person they can find to join them for dinner. He who finds the biggest dope, wins. Pierre thinks he's got a thoroughbred nincompoop on his hands in accounta

Film Details

Also Known As
Diner de cons, Le, Dinner Game, Dinner für Spinner, cena de los idiotas, cena dei cretini
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Gaumont; Tf1 Films Productions; Tps Cinema
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; Belga Films; Filmauro Distribuzione; Gaumont Buena Vista International; Lionsgate; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Sherlock; Skifan Hf; Tobis Film; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m

Synopsis

Every Wednesday night, wealthy Paris publisher Pierre Brochant and his friends try to outdo one another by bringing the most flagrantly idiotic person they can find to join them for dinner. He who finds the biggest dope, wins. Pierre thinks he's got a thoroughbred nincompoop on his hands in accountant Francois Pignon, who works for the the Finance Ministry and builds scale replicas of monuments from matchsticks. What Pierre hasn't counted on is Pignon's ability to generate compound problems.

Film Details

Also Known As
Diner de cons, Le, Dinner Game, Dinner für Spinner, cena de los idiotas, cena dei cretini
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Gaumont; Tf1 Films Productions; Tps Cinema
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; Belga Films; Filmauro Distribuzione; Gaumont Buena Vista International; Lionsgate; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Sherlock; Skifan Hf; Tobis Film; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of three 1998 Cesar awards, including Best Actor (Jacques Villeret), Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay.

Winner of two 1998 Lumieres awards, including Best Actor (Jacques Villeret), Best Supporting Actor (Thierry Lhermitte) and Best Screenplay (Francis Veber).

Released in United States Summer July 9, 1999

Released in United States July 16, 1999

Expanded Release in United States July 23, 1999

Expanded Release in United States July 30, 1999

Released in United States on Video April 25, 2000

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States May 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States January 1999

Released in United States March 1999

Released in United States April 1999

Released in United States June 1999

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 4, 1998.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 13-24, 1998.

Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival (Closing Night) in New York City (French Institute) April 22 - May 2, 1999.

Shown at Filmfest DC in Washington, DC April 21 - May 2, 1999.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Opening Night Gala) May 13 - June 6, 1999.

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival January 7-18, 1999.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 4-14, 1999.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (Closing Night) March 18-28, 1999.

Shown at Palm Beach International Film Festival April 9-18, 1999.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 1-6, 1999.

Completed shooting September 3, 1997.

Began shooting June 30, 1997.

Released in United States Summer July 9, 1999 (NY)

Released in United States July 16, 1999 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States July 23, 1999

Expanded Release in United States July 30, 1999

Released in United States on Video April 25, 2000

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 4, 1998.)

Released in United States May 1998 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 13-24, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival (Closing Night) in New York City (French Institute) April 22 - May 2, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Filmfest DC in Washington, DC April 21 - May 2, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Opening Night Gala) May 13 - June 6, 1999.)

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival January 7-18, 1999.)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 4-14, 1999.)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (Closing Night) March 18-28, 1999.)

Released in United States April 1999 (Shown at Palm Beach International Film Festival April 9-18, 1999.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 1-6, 1999.)