Francis Veber keeps his comedy leanby Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The French film director who made "La Cage aux Folles" is introducing a new movie to America.
Francis Veber's comedy "The Valet" revolves around a billionaire industrialist who is photographed with his supermodel mistress.
To save his marriage and his job, he enlists the help of an impoverished parking valet to pose as the model's boyfriend.
As always happens in Weber films, things quickly go awry.
In France Francis Veber is known as the "king of farce." He's made dozens of films, and a number of them have been picked up and remade in English in Hollywood. Veber says he began his comedy career with an early advantage.
- All Things Considered, 05/04/2007, 6:24 p.m.