About the Film
Director: Francis Veber
Actors: Gad Elmaleh, Alice Taglioni, Daniel Auteuil
About the FilmWhen billionaire Pierre Levasseur is snapped by a paparazzo with Elena, his dazzling, supermodel mistress, he tries to avoid a catastrophic divorce by coming up with an outrageous lie. He asserts to his wife that a third person, a passerby, François Pignon, who is also on the photograph, was in fact with Elena. She's Pignon's girlfriend not his. Pignon is a parking valet. He's a very ordinary fellow. Levasseur, to back up his lie, has to convince the overly beautiful Elena to go live with Pignon. Elena, shacked up with Pignon, is a bird of paradise in an apartment in the sticks. It's also a load of comic situations for The Valet.
Francis Veber's The Valet, from his own screenplay, turns out to be a surprisingly satisfying Parisian screen farce.– Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
A deft, daft, totally unbelievable yet somehow totally engaging comedy.- Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
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