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I think I know what this film is about!,
This review is from: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie [VHS]  (VHS Tape)I once overheard the following conversation by two people behind me in an art-house cinema:
"I think I know what this film is about!"
(crossly) "You haven't been paying attention."
It wasn't "La Charme Discret de la Bourgoisie" we were watching (although I can no longer remember which one it was) but it would be appropriate to this one.
It is about a group of people who never manage to have dinner together and it is incredibly funny and satirical.
It includes a series of bad dreams, but is it all a bad dream?
Maybe the characters can't have dinner together because they don't really connect with each other, they are mostly more interested in their own preoccupations than each other, just follow the conversations between them.
The middle-class dinner party is even more of an institution in France than it is in Britain, so is it about the failure of middle-class institutions?
Is a dadaesque bit of chaos?
You will have to watch it and form your own opinions, because I don't know. I just love watching this and laughing at all the comic moments, even though I know I don't really get the joke.