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Courtesy of Pathé

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1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte

2012, in French with English subtitles


109 minutes



What's in a Name?

Le prénom

Vincent (Patrick Bruel), a successful 40-something, is about to become a father for the first time. He is invited for dinner by his sister and brother-in-law (Valérie Benguinui and Charles Berling), where they catch up with a childhood friend (Guillaume de Tonquédec). While waiting for Vincent’s wife (Judith El Zein), always behind schedule, the dinner guests gleefully bombard Vincent with questions on his fast-approaching fatherhood. But when his hosts ask Vincent what name he has chosen for this future offspring, his response plunges the family into chaos. This stage-to-screen comedy was a box-office smash in France and at Jewish film festivals around the world.

Generous support for Five Funny French Films is provided by L'Alliance Française; The French Embassy/French Cultural Services; the Consulate General of France in Houston; Texan-French Alliance for the Arts; and Nina and Michael Zilkha.