What's in a Name

Genre:  Comedy, Documentary
Running Time:  109 min.
Release Date: November 16, 2012

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Cast: Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling, Guillaume de Tonquedec, Judith El Zein, Françoise Fabian


Elizabeth, a Paris high school teacher, and her husband Pierre, a professor of literature at the Sorbonne, invite her brother Vincent and her childhood friend Claude over for dinner. When Vincent’s pregnant wife Anna is late, he makes a joke, saying he’s going to name the unborn baby Adolf in order to get a rise out of Pierre, whom he considers pompous. It works, upsetting Pierre and the rest of the dinner party, and by the time Anna arrives, the evening has fallen apart as skeletons are exposed, long-repressed resentments are brought to the forefront and tempers flare.

Director: Matthieu Delaporte, Alexandre de La Pattellière
Studio: Les Films Séville
Producer(s): Jérôme Seydoux, Dimitri Rassam
Screenplay: Matthieu Delaporte
Official Site: www.leprenom-lefilm.ca

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