L'Ami De La Famille (1957)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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A stage comedy by Jacques Sommet was the source for L'Ami de la Famille (Friend of the Family). Comedian Darry Cowl plays the title character, a lovesick young sap named Pierre. Talked out of committing suicide over an unhappy romance by his friend Paul (Raymond Bussieres), the grateful Pierre moves in, bag and emotional baggage, with Paul's family. Within a few days, Paul begins to regret persuading the obstreperous Pierre not to kill himself: in fact, he and his entire family are seriously contemplating murder!

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family, friendship, lovesick, suicide-attempt