Discover the 5 best one place set movies of French cinema.

Thanks to this 100% current selection, you will appreciate self-isolation a little more. Prepare the popcorn and sit warm on your sofa.

  1. 8 femmes (8 Women)

8 Femmes (8 Women) by François Ozon is by far our favorite one place set movie (huis clos in French) in French cinema. François Ozon gathered a prestigious and 100% female cast, including Isabelle Huppert and Catherine Deneuve. This dramatic comedy takes you back to the 1950s, during the Christmas holidays, in the heart of the French countryside, in a bourgeois residence. A murder occurs there. The youngest daughter discovers her murdered father in the early morning. Eight women were at home when this drama occured, among them, the culprit of the murder. The investigation begins, the arguments break out, the secrets are revealed. This adaptation of Robert Thomas' play is a kitsch and caricatural movie, but above all funny and touching. Pure pleasure.

  1.  Le prénom (What's in a Name?)

Le Prénom (What’s in a Name?) by Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte, adapted from their own play, is a dramatic comedy that is both lovely and dark. This is the story of Vincent, future father, who is invited to a dinner, as well as his best friend, at his sister and his brother-in-law’s apartment. The night is filled with joy and good humor until Vincent reveals for the first time the name of his future baby. Between the settling of scores (bets), the buried secrets and the misunderstandings, the evening becomes catastrophic. A mastered one place set movie for a good family evening.

  1. Le dîner de cons (The Dinner Game)

Le dîner de cons (The Dinner Game) by Francis Veber is a must-see of French cinema, it was the top grossing French film of the French box office, in 1998. This original scenario was also used in the United States. Pierre Brochant, a wealthy publisher, organizes a “dumb diner” every Wednesday evening with his friends. Each person must invite an idiot, to make fun of him, all evening and potentially, become the winner. That evening, Pierre comes with François Pignon and it does not go as planned. Between François Pignon's misunderstandings and blunders, it turns into a nightmare. Through this French comedy, you will discover the ultimate French humor. Guffaws guaranteed!

  1. Le Père-Noël est une ordure (Santa Claus is a Stinker)

Le Père-Noël est une ordure (Santa Claus is a Stinker) is a cult comedy of the 1980s, by Jean-Marie Poiré. Adapted from the play of the same name, this film marked a generation of moviegoers. He also had a monumental success at the French box office. Why? Because this rare gem of French cinema will give you giggles non stop, thanks to the countless blunders and completely wacky characters. On Christmas Eve, Pierre and Thérèse are volunteering at a telephone helpline for depressed people, it was without considering the arrival of fringe elements who cause repeated disasters. To watch without moderation.

  1. Entre les murs (The Class)

To complete this selection of the one place set movies in French cinema, Entre Les Murs (The Class) by Laurent Cantet is a dramatic French film which won the 2008 Palme d'Or in Cannes. Despite its small budget and its non-professional actors, this film was able to highlight the difficult situations in which teachers can find themselves and the abandonment of the State in this support. Its authenticity gives the illusion of a documentary. Criticized and adulated, this film was debated. Watch it and make up your own mind.


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