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Veber, Francis

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Most widely held works by Francis Veber
La cage aux folles by Édouard Molinaro( Visual )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 996 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 )

86 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laugh-out-loud farce about a self-centered publisher who participates in a weekly ritual with his friends: to invite the stupidest person they can find to dinner. Lhermitte has found a doozy, civil servant Villeret but the well-meaning oaf intrudes on his life in unexpected ways
La doublure by Francis Veber( Visual )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 692 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and English and held by 634 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 497 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 )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 330 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 169 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
La Chèvre by Francis Veber( Visual )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 131 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
Three fugitives by Francis Veber( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Funnyman Martin Short plays an inept, klutzy bank robber who, on his first heist, grabs Nick Nolte as a hostage. Nolte plays a notorious ex-con who is trying to go straight, so naturally no one believes he's innocent nor Short guilty, forcing the mismatched pair to become reluctant partners in crime"--Container
The man with one red shoe( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does Richard Drew, eccentric violinist and American bachelor, step off a plane in Washington, D.C. wearing one red shoe? While Drew doesn't know why he's being shot at, mugged, chased and seduced, Maddy Drove spends her time trying to save him from her own employer, Copper and Ross
The closet( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and French and held by 79 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 Tall blond man with one black shoe Le Grand blond avec one chaussure noire( Visual )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and French and held by 69 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
Out on a limb( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of negotiating a multi-million dollar deal, hotshot Manhattan stockbroker Bill Campbell receives a call for help from his young sister, who is convinced her stepfather is up to no good
Tais toi! Ruby & Quentin by Francis Veber( Visual )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby (Jean Reno), a brooding outlaw, encounters Quentin (Gerard Depardieu), a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him and botches his solo escape, forcing them to make a break for it together
The birdcage by Mike Nichols( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In procinto di sposarsi con la figlia di un senatore reazionario, chiede al padre omosessuale e convivente da oltre vent'anni con il suo compagno di apparire eterosessuale. Crisi in famiglia. (Morandini)
Le dîner de cons : comédie en deux actes by Francis Veber( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le scénario de film que Francis Veber a tiré de sa pièce. Pierre organise un fois par semaine un dîner de cons. Ce soir, il a trouvé un champion du monde, François. La soirée va devenir imprévisible
Les fugitifs by Francis Veber( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 48 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 )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 47 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!
Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire The tall blond man with one black shoe by Yves Robert( Visual )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chief of the French secret service agency plays a trick on a subordinate hungry for his job by picking out François, a bumbling violinist, as a super secret agent. Followed by spies, François goes about his business, oblivious to what is going on, while all of his simple actions are being misinterpreted by his watchers
 
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La cage aux folles
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Francis Veber Frans filmregisseur

Francis Veber franzsischer Journalist, Drehbuchautor, Filmregisseur und Produzent

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Fransis Veber

Veber, Francis Paul 1937-

Франсис Вебер

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Le dîner de cons The dinner gameLa doublure