Tanguy (film)

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Directed byÉtienne Chatiliez
Produced byCharles Gassot
Written byYolande Zauberman
Étienne Chatiliez
Laurent Chouchan
StarringSabine Azéma
André Dussollier
Éric Berger
Music byPascal Andreacchio
CinematographyPhilippe Welt
Edited byCatherine Renault
Distributed byTF1 International
Release date
  • 21 November 2001 (2001-11-21)
Running time
108 minutes
Budget$19.8 million[1]
Box office$24.3 million [2]

Tanguy is a 2001 French black comedy by Étienne Chatiliez.


When he was a newborn baby, Edith Guetz thoughtlessly told her son Tanguy : "If you want to, you can stay at home forever". 28 years later, the over-educated university teacher of Asian languages and womanizer leads a successful and wealthy life... while still living in his parents' home. Father Paul Guetz longs to see his son finally leave the nest, a desire that his wife does not share. Edith finally agrees and the pair unite to make Tanguy's life at home miserable. However, they don't know that Tanguy isn't the type of guy who easily gives up.


In popular culture[edit]

The word Tanguy became the usual term to designate an adult still living with his parents.


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