La moitié gauche du frigo (The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge)

Director Philippe Falardeau
Year 2000
Run Time 90min
Genre Comedy

After deciding to let his filmmaker roommate Stéphane (Demers) document his job search, unemployed engineer Christophe (Ahmarani) almost immediately regrets it. Not content to stay behind the camera, Stéphane quickly starts to ruin his friend’s prospects by railing against the monotonous bureaucracy – even during Christophe’s interviews!

A hilarious sendup of corporate culture, this clever mockumentary launched director Phillippe Falardeau’s career, winning Best Canadian First Feature at TIFF, and the Best First Feature Award at the Genies.


Philippe Falardeau

Quebecois director and screenwriter Falardeau has won more than 32 international awards for his films, which include Monsieur Lazhar, La moitié gauche du frigo, C'est pas moi, je le jure!, The Good Lie, the political satire Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre, and the recent My Salinger Year as well as the TV show Le temps des framboises


Philippe Falardeau


Paul Ahmarani, Stéphane Demers


Luc Déry, Josée Roberge




Arts and Culture

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

Film Tonic