The Closet


1h 26m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Forty-something Francois Pignon, who has worked for years as an accountant at the same contraceptive manufacturer, becomes suicidal when he learns that his company is downsizing and he is about to lose his job. Work means everything to this gloomy and boring little man since both his wife, who has j

Film Details

Also Known As
Closet, Placard, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Eclair Group; Gaumont; Gaumont International Productions; StudioCanal; Tf1 Films Productions
Distribution Company
Miramax Zoe; Alfa Films; Alternative Films; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Filmauro Distribuzione; Gaumont Buena Vista International; Miramax Home Entertainment; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Sherlock; Studiocanal UK; Tobis Film
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

Forty-something Francois Pignon, who has worked for years as an accountant at the same contraceptive manufacturer, becomes suicidal when he learns that his company is downsizing and he is about to lose his job. Work means everything to this gloomy and boring little man since both his wife, who has just left him, and their 16-year-old son avoid him. But things are about to change when Pignon's psychologist neighbor persuades him that he can save his job by coming out to his employers as a gay man -- even though he isn't.

Crew

Yves Agostini

Camera Operator

Yves Agostini

Assistant Director Of Photography

Yann Arnaud

Titles And Opticals

Yann Arnaud

Production Department

Bernard Bats

Sound

Alain Bernard

Hair & Make-Up

Marc Berry

Electrician

Jean-michel Bertin

Assistant Production Designer

Colette Billaud

Assistant Production Designer

Pierre Blanchard

Assistant Production Designer

Gilles Boillot

Assistant Production Designer

Elizabeth Boorn

Production & Administration

Jacqueline Bouchard

Costume Designer

Fabrice Bouchelet

Assistant Production Designer

Michel Boyard

Production Department

Bernard Bregier

Grip

Henri Brichetti

Director Of Production

Henri Brichetti

Production Manager

Marie Brichetti

Assistant Director

Pierre-yves Bruneel

Assistant Sound

Gerard Buffard

Grip

Annabel Callard

Sound Editor

Jean-pierre Caminade

Hair & Make-Up

Elena Caponi

Assistant Production Designer

Fabrice Champion

Assistant Production Designer

Pascal Chauvin

Sound Effects

Arnaud Chelet

Titles And Opticals

Caroline Corgnet

Assistant Camera

Vladimir Cosma

Music Conductor

Vladimir Cosma

Music

Thierry Crapin

Assistant Production Designer

Stephane Cry

Electrician

Pierre D'hoffelize

Production Department

Pascal Dedeye

Sound Effects

Pascal Delaunay

Grip

Dominique Delguste

Assistant Camera

Francoise Della Libera

Production & Administration

Thomas Desjonqueres

Assistant Editor

Philippe Desmoulins

Director Of Production

Philippe Desmoulins

Production Manager

Roland Dondin

Electrician

Alain Dreze

Grip

Marc Dykmeyer

Assistant Production Designer

Hakim Falek

Production Department

Eric Ferret

Sound Mixing

Aurore Feugret

Assistant Director

Michel Filippi

Sound Editor

Christophe Gachet

Assistant Director

Jean Gargonne

Sound

Michel Gentils

Grip

Alexandra Gossett

Production Department

Vivianne Gourvest

Assistant Editor

François Groult

Sound

Gilles Guerber

Assistant Production Designer

Tess Hammami

Costumer

Virginie Hernvann

Assistant Production Designer

Herve Hillien

Production Department

Vladimir Houbart

Assistant Production Designer

Jean-pierre Houel

Sound Mixing

Franck Jouard

Assistant Director

Franck Jouard

Casting

Jacques Kazandjian

Assistant Production Designer

Georges Klotz

Editor

Joel La Vau

Hair & Make-Up

Christian La Ville

Production Department

Kieran Labarrere

Production Department

Serge Lamadie

Production Department

Joel Lavau

Hair

Dominique Le Strat

Assistant Camera

Jean-claude Lebras

Electrician

Pascal Lombardo

Electrician

Armelle Mahe

Sound Mixing

Daniel Maltret

Assistant Production Designer

Eric Marie

Assistant Production Designer

Mathieu Marsan-bachre

Color Grading

Ghislaine Martinotto

Production & Administration

Malika Mazauric

Titles And Opticals

Françoise Menidrey

Casting Director

Françoise Menidrey

Casting

Gilles Missir

Sound Mixing

Guy Monbillard

Assistant Production Designer

Frederic Moreau

Titles And Opticals

Sarah Moreau

Titles And Opticals

Steve Moreau

Assistant Camera

Franck Mortier

Assistant Production Designer

Marc Mulero

Electrician

Pierre-richard Muller

Music Producer

Gil Noir

Costumer

Nicolas Pagnol

Assistant Director

Isabelle Perrin-thevenet

Assistant Director

Laurent Petrelli

Assistant Director

Eric Pezzali

Grip

Marc Pinquier

Assistant Production Designer

Alain Pitrel

Assistant Production Designer

Cardine Platiau

Assistant Production Designer

Alain Poire

Producer

Benjamin Prevost

Electrician

Robert Prevost

Electrician

Laurent Renard

Unit Publicist

Stephane Rochera

Electrician

Bruno Salord

Assistant Production Designer

Yvon Sausseau

Grip

Dominique Segall

Unit Publicist

Bernard Seitz

1st Assistant Director

Patrick Slamani

Electrician

Philippe Soeiro

Titles And Opticals

Hugues Tissandier

Production Designer

Evelyne Tissandir

Assistant Production Designer

Luciano Tovoli

Director Of Photography

Serge Valezy

Electrician

Christian Vallat

Assistant Production Designer

Marion Vallot

Production Department

Francis Veber

Screenwriter

Slobodan Veselinovic

Assistant Production Designer

Daniel Vincent

Color Grading

Film Details

Also Known As
Closet, Placard, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Eclair Group; Gaumont; Gaumont International Productions; StudioCanal; Tf1 Films Productions
Distribution Company
Miramax Zoe; Alfa Films; Alternative Films; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Filmauro Distribuzione; Gaumont Buena Vista International; Miramax Home Entertainment; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Sherlock; Studiocanal UK; Tobis Film
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 29, 2001

Released in United States July 6, 2001

Expanded Release in United States July 13, 2001

Released in United States on Video November 13, 2001

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States March 2001

Released in United States June 2001

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 1-11, 2001.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival (opening night) June 5-10, 2001.

Began shooting May 15, 2000.

Completed shooting October 20, 2000.

Released in United States Summer June 29, 2001 (NY, SF)

Released in United States July 6, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States July 13, 2001

Released in United States on Video November 13, 2001

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.)

Released in United States March 2001 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 1-11, 2001.)

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival (opening night) June 5-10, 2001.)