This is the sole comedy in our social justice series. The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) summarizes Le Placard:
François Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a rubber factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing to happen: he spreads the rumor that he's 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 Political Film Society nominated the film for its 2001 Human Rights Film award. You can read the society's review here.
There's a great little film review blog called In the Mood. You might like to check out this post, where blogger shepster talks about Le Placard and other films of Daniel Auteuil.
Here's the trailer for the film:
If you have trouble viewing this here, you can go to this link for youtube and watch it.
What did you think of Le Placard?