The Closet


Release Date: June 29, 2001
Running Time: 86 mins.
MPAA Rating: R
Box Office: $6,671,454.00
Genre: Comedy, Foreign


Forty-something Francois Pignon, who has worked for years as an accountant at the same contraceptive manufacturer, becomes suicidal when he learns that his company is downsizing and he is about to lose his job. Work means everything to this gloomy and boring little man since both his wife, who has just left him, and their 16-year-old son avoid him. But things are about to change when Pignon's psychologist neighbor persuades him that he can save his job by coming out to his employers as a gay man -- even though he isn't.


Daniel Auteuil

Gérard Depardieu

Thierry Lhermitte

Michèle Laroque

Michel Aumont

Jean Rochefort

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