Release date2003 Music directorSerge Perathoner, Jannick Top CastJean Dujardin (MG), Carole Bouquet (Béatrice), Lorànt Deutsch (Gilbert), Michel Duchaussoy (Jean-Louis), Olivier Saladin (le voisin), Yolande Moreau (Marsanne) Similar moviesJean Dujardin movies, Set in France, Comedies
Welcome to the Roses (original title: Bienvenue chez les Rozes) is a 2003 French comedy film, written and directed by Francis Palluau. It stars Jean Dujardin, Carole Bouquet and Lorànt Deutsch.
Two armed convicts on the run, one wounded, take hostage the middle-class Roze family in a pleasant French suburb. TV news reports that the two guards escorting them have been shot dead. Father, mother and 18 year old daughter show a high degree of sympathy for and cooperation with their captors. Wounds are dressed, clothes washed, a good dinner served, fine wines drunk and separately the two women offer themselves. But slowly the picture is reversed. Rather than hardened criminals, the intruders are petty malefactors jailed through mistakes. Their escape was accidental when one guard killed the other and then committed suicide, so they are not murderers. As for the family, after the charming and sexy Madame Roze kills the maid by sinking a sickle into her back, the others are gradually revealed to be little better than their unwanted guests. In the end the two prisoners slip quietly away while the Roze family are handcuffed and led in front of all their neighbours to a police van.