Francois Pignon leads an uncomplicated, complacent and quiet existence. Due to his
severe case of "boring," his wife leaves him and his seventeen-year-old son
abandons him. Pignon has little left to sustain himself except his accounting job at
a condom factory. Unfortunately, since his employers have also grown tired of him,
Pignon stands to lose his job as well. Desperate times call for desperate measures…
So together with his neighbor, a retired corporate psychologist, Pignon devises an
outrageous scheme to solve his problem: he will come out of a closet he never went into,
and start a rumor that will have his entire corporation thinking he’s gay. A hilarious
film that will have you in stitches!
Rated R for one scene of heterosexual sexuality.
Interview with the director, Francis Veber
Review of the film
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