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The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist tendencies, and the intrusion of a very free-spirited maid and her husband... And it all started with the arrival in the family of an innocent looking rat... Written by Matthieu Navarro

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François Ozon admitted in interviews that his dream cast for the film would have been for Lana Turner to play the daughter and Bette Davis her mother. See more »

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References Photo de famille (1988) See more »

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Happy Birthday
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill (as Patty et Mildred Hill)
© Summy Birchard Music
(Droits pour la France et territoires Sacem RTL, programmes français et Europe no1 : Warner Chappell Music France S. A.)
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Incest, masochism and rats...
23 December 1998 | by (Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is the story of a normal little French family. One day, daddy comes back home with a rat. This rat will change the life of everyone in the family. Son will become gay, daughter will try to suicide and become a sadomasochism adept etc. This movie is really sick in a way but it is innovative and really funny. It is really tough to appreciate this kind of movie if you have only seen Hollywood films, but once you give it a try you discover a whole new kind of art. All I have to say is: Expend your mind dude!


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