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The Closet Movie Review Summary

Actors: Daniel Auteuil, Gerard Depardieu, Michelle Laroque

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Mr. Pignon (Auteuil) is a dull, nerdy accountant for a plastics factory (one of its biggest product lines is condoms). Desperate when he is laid off and worried about being able to keep up alimony payments to his icy ex-wife and distant teenaged son, he takes a neighbor's advice to spread the rumor that he is gay, in the hope that the company will keep him on for fear of a discrimination suit. It works! But a burly, bigoted coworker (Depardieu) starts to behave very strangely around him, as do female colleagues who "always knew," and then even the big bosses: a scene where he is forced to represent the company in a Gay Pride march in a condom hat below a huge pink penis balloon is painfully funny. Mistaken for a pedophile, he is assaulted by other coworkers, and just about everything that could go wrong, does. A refreshingly delightful French comedy.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism!    -   fighting discrim. (other than racial/gender) Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   white collar office worker Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   European    -   French

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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