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Veber, Francis

Overview
Works: 299 works in 859 publications in 8 languages and 6,144 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Parodies, imitations, etc  Film remakes  Comedy films  Farces  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Author, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Adapter, Film editor, Performer, Conceptor, Producer, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Francis Veber
La cage aux folles by Édouard Molinaro( Visual )
24 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married
Le dîner de cons The dinner game by Francis Veber( Visual )
77 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre and his snobbish friends have a standing date for dinner. Every week, they compete to see who can bring the biggest idiot to the party
La doublure by Francis Veber( Visual )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre Levasseur is an important CEO who is photographed with his lover, Elena, a world-famous model. In an attempt to salvage his marriage, he tries to convince his wife that Elena is not his lover, but that of François Pignon, the porter who was passing by and ended up on the photograph. To make his story believable, Levasseur convinces Pignon and Elena to move in together and to pretend to be a couple. Things get more complicated when this creates tensions between Pignon and his former flatmate Richard and his love interest Émilie. Ultimately, Levasseur's wife discovers the truth and decides to play games with her husband
Le placard Closet ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
François Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing from happening: he creates photos and then spreads the rumor that François is gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François Pignon's life--and other people's too--is drastic!
The toy by Richard Donner( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gleason is U.S. Bates, a megalomaniac millionaire who owns most of south central Louisiana. Pryor is Jack Brown, a former journalist who has worked his way down the vocational ladder to the position of janitor in Bates' department store. Bates' son, Eric, selects an elaborate toy--Jack Brown--and the relationship teaches Eric more about life than fun and games
Les Compères by Francis Veber( Visual )
32 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When her teenage son runs away and her husband refuses to hunt for him, a frantic mother calls on two old lovers to help. This odd couple makes an hilarious search on the Riviera, bickering and competing as they defeat gangsters and motorcycle toughs to rescue the boy
La Chêvre The goat ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in French and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the dangerously clumsy daughter of a wealthy industrialist disappears from a Mexican resort, an equally clumsy young man is hired to help a top private eye to find her
My father, the hero by Steve Miner( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Andre, a Frenchman divorced from his American wife takes his teenage daughter, Nicole, on vacation with him. She's desperate to appear as a woman and not a girl, so in order to impress a local boy, she makes up more and more ridiculous stories, starting with Andre being her boyfriend. Andre is desperate to make Nicole happy and so plays along with her crazy games, and the stories they make up get increasingly bizarre
Le dîner de cons The dinner game ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre and his snobbish friends have a standing date for dinner. Every week, they compete to see who can bring the biggest idiot to the party
Three fugitives by Francis Veber( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Komedie. Francis Veber creërde in 1986 "Les Fugitifs" een prettige Franse komedie met Gérard Depardieu en Pierre Richard in de hoofdrollen. De film was zo'n succes dat Veber besloot een letterlijke, Amerikaanse kopie te maken. Vers uit de gevangenis loopt Nolte op een ongelukkige dag de bank binnen die door een onhandige Short is uitgekozen voor een overval. De overval loopt natuurlijk in de soep en van de weeromstuit gijzelt Short Nolte. Omdat de politie ervan overtuigd is dat Nolte het criminele brein is achter de roof, slaan ze samen op de vlucht met medeneming van shorts autistische dochtertje. - (tv-gids)
La Chèvre by Francis Veber( Visual )
28 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dedicated private eye searches for a businessman's daughter in Mexico, but the case is complicated by the amateur sleuthing of the client's accountant
Le placard The closet ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
François, a dull and lonely accountant who works in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbor, in an effort to prevent the firing, creates photos and then spreads the rumor that François is gay, hoping the factory management might be afraid of a lawsuit for sexual discrimination. Nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François' life are drastic!
The closet ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francois Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing from happening: he creates photos and then spreads the rumor that Francois is gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in Francois Pignon's life-- and other people's too - is drastic!
The man with one red shoe ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why does Richard Drew, eccentric violinist and American bachelor, step off a plane in Washington, DC wearing one red shoe? The CIA wants to know, and their investigation is just the beginning of this rollicking undercover comedy
Out on a limb ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the midst of negotiating a multi-million dollar deal, hotshot Manhattan stockbrocker Bill Campbell receives a call for help from his young sister, who is convinced her stepfather is up to no good
The Tall blond man with one black shoe Le Grand blond avec one chaussure noire ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bumbling musician is chosen as a decoy by secret agents who falsely identify him as a super secret agent. He becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service, as he is hunted by numerous superspies who break into his home, bug his toothpaste and hire a voluptuous blonde woman to seduce him
Les fugitifs by Francis Veber( Visual )
27 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After 5 years in prison, Lucas has decided to go straight. He is taken hostage by Pignon, one of the long-term unemployed, who has been forced to commit a bank hold-up in order to take care of his daughter. Wrongly accused of planning the hold-up and in danger of his life, Lucas is obliged to flee with his abductor
Le placard by Francis Veber( Visual )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
François Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing from happening: he creates photos and then spreads the rumor that François is gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François Pignon's life-- and other people's too - is drastic!
The birdcage by Mike Nichols( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a middle-aged gay couple's comic encounter with a self-righteously straight and conservative family: Armand and Albert reluctantly accept young Val's intention to marry the daughter of a conservative Senator, but when the fiancee's family comes to visit, the whole household is turned upside down
A Pain in the a-- ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1984 in French and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a hired killer crosses paths with a suicidal shirt salesman, the resulting calamity makes for one of the funniest, most original films you'll ever see
 
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Alternative Names
Veber, Francis Paul 1937-
Languages
French (236)
English (57)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (2)
Dutch (2)
Russian (1)
Spanish (1)
Czech (1)
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