The Invitation (1973 film)

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The Invitation
The Invitation Film cover.jpg
Directed by Claude Goretta
Written by Michel Viala
Claude Goretta
Starring Jean-Luc Bideau
Distributed by Janus Films (USA)
Release date
  • May 1973 (1973-05) (Cannes)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Switzerland
Language French
Box office $1.5 million[1]

The Invitation (French: L'Invitation) is a 1973 Swiss film directed by Claude Goretta.

The Invitation was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film[2] and shared the Jury Prize at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.[3]


The Invitation tells the story of a group of office workers, one of whom inherits a large country house and invites his co-workers to a party. At the party, they gradually let go of their inhibitions and get to know one another.


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This film was also released under the following titles:

  • La invitación - Argentina / Spain
  • Bjudningen - Sweden
  • Die Einladung - West Germany
  • Invitationen - Denmark (imdb display title)
  • Kutsut - Finland
  • L'invito - Italy
  • Meghívó szombat délutánra - Hungary
  • O Convite - Portugal (imdb display title)
  • The Invitation - (undefined)
  • Zaproszenie - Poland


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