Writer: Nicolas Mercier (writer)
Release Date: 11 April 2007 (France)
Plot: When a 30-something gay guy comes out to his ostensibly liberal parents, things don't go according to plan.
Jeremy excels at everything. He's only 30 but has just been promoted to an executive position at the bank. In his parents' eyes, he's the golden child, much to the chagrin of his younger brother, Robin, who has been the only one in the family privy to Jeremy's sexual predilections.
But when Jeremy unexpectantly stops by for Sunday Brunch and announces that he's just moved in with, well, his boyfriend, things begin to percolate: Jeremy's parents always fancied themselves as progressive and liberal.........after this piece of news - not so much. They embark on a comical quest to find out what caused Jeremy's homosexuality. Mom and Dad accuse one another of knowing their son's secret and never having shared that knowledge. Can this lovely family ever come together again in peace?
Charlotte de Turckheim stars as Rosine, Bernard le Coq is Jeremy's father Guy,and a trio of irresistible men round out the cast.
Awards: 2007 New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Award as Best Foreign Narrative Feature
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Cast (in credits order)
Arnaud Binard ... Jérémy
Pierre Deny ... Marc
Charlotte de Turckheim ... Rosine
Bernard Le Coq ... Guy
Olivier Guéritée ... Robin
Franck de la Personne ... Yvan, le directeur du journal
Stéphane Boucher ... Pascal
Thierry Desroses ... Serge
Chantal Ladesou ... Nicole