Le père noël est une ordure DVD - 1982 French film directed by Jean-Marie Poiré has become a cult classic. This classic French black comedy is now on DVD (this is the movie and not the play) - French audio but no subtitles. Not your typical Christmas story. A Santa Claus like you have never seen before starts all the problems for a suicide hotline and things go from bad to worse. Typical French humor - dark and farcical. Stars Thierry Lhermitte, Christian Clavier, Gérard Jugnot, Josianne Balasko, Marie-Anne Chazel and Bruno Moynot. 88 minutes, unrated, but would be rated R for language, brief nudity and sexual situations.