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DINNER GAME - YOU'RE INVITED!

LAUGH YOURSELF SILLY
Just send a stamped addressed envelope to reserve your seat: Urban Cinefile invites you to laugh yourself silly at the year's most rib-tickling film: The Dinner Game, from French director Francis Veber (the man who gave us La Cage aux Folles). A group of friends gather each week for a dinner party - where someone brings a special guest, a chosen dummy, to be the butt of cruel ridicule for the group's entertainment. But when they pick on Francois Pignon, things don't go to plan.  (Andrew L. Urban will introduce the film at the Sydney preview.)

What our critics say:
"I haven't laughed so much in years. Full of wit and farcical humour that hints at times of slapstick, The Dinner Game is a sheer delight. Francis Veber has taken his wonderful play and crafted it into a marvellous film. If you thought The Odd Couple proved a funny pair, wait until you meet Pierre Brochant and François Pignon," says Louise Keller.

"We laugh and are engaged from beginning to end. Yep, the French sure do know how to make a comedy," says Lee Gough.

"The script blazes with bravura writing, brilliant scheming and subtle shifts of mood that catch you wondering whether you're enjoying the blood sport or laughing with the unfortunate target. . . Forget it. Just sit back - at least as much as you can while doubled up with laughter," says Andrew L. Urban.

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THE PREVIEWS:
Melbourne
5.15pm Sat Dec 19, The Longford

Sydney
5.30pm Sun Dec 19, Dendy Martin Place

TO GET YOUR TICKETS:
For your free double passes*, send an envelope containing a stamped, DL size, self-addressed envelope to:

Melbourne
Dinner Game Competition, Longford Cinema, 59 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141

Sydney
Dinner Game Competition,Dendy Cinema 19 Martin Place, Sydney, 2000.

Entries to reach the cinemas by December 9.

* Double passes - one per envelope; you may send in up to three separate envelopes if you wish to make up a party.

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DINNER GAME, THE (M15+)

(Le Dîner de Cons)
(France)

Starring: Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret, Francis Huster, Daniel Prevost, Alexandra Vandernoot, Catherine Frot

Written & directed by: Francis Veber

Australian release: December 23, 1999 (Sharmill Films)

Running time: 78 minutes

French with English subtitles.

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MAKE UP A PARTY!

Send in a separate stamped self-addressed envelope for each double pass to

MELBOURNE
Dinner Game Competition, Longford Cinema, 59 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141

SYDNEY
Dinner Game Competition,Dendy Cinema 19 Martin Place, Sydney, 2000.

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