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Ménage (1986)

Tenue de soirée (original title)
A bisexual petty criminal named Bob encounters a married couple arguing in a bar. Bob breaks up the fight and proceeds to seduce first the wife and then the husband. Then Bob teaches the ... See full summary »

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Bob
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Antoine
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Monique
Michel Creton ...
Pedro
Jean-François Stévenin ...
Husband in house 3
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Caroline Silhol ...
Wife of the Rich and Depressed Man (as Caroline Sihol)
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Male Prostitute in night club
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The Art Lover
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The Rich and Depressed Man
Dominique Besnehard
Michel Pilorgé
Michel Such
Maurice Travail
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A bisexual petty criminal named Bob encounters a married couple arguing in a bar. Bob breaks up the fight and proceeds to seduce first the wife and then the husband. Then Bob teaches the couple how to be burglars and they join him in his criminal exploits. Written by Steven B. Blades

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1 October 1986 (USA)  »

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$925,952 (USA)
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Written and Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
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A strange brew
6 May 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

With Tenue de Soiree, Blier is once again investigating male insecurity and men's relations with other men. Essentially a remake of Les Valseuses, this film quickly removes the presence of a woman (Monique) to leave the way clear for Bob's seduction of Antoine. A complex film, part crime comedy, part transvestite film, Blier seems to lose his way at the midpoint and the ending seems tacked on. Depardieu and Blanc in particular are excellent, but the script lets them down. A homophobe becomes a fully dressed transsexual in about 90 minutes, hardly realistic and the misogynistic tone of the film can be draining. A useful companion piece to Les Valseuses, but it is only half the film that Les Valseuses was in 1974.


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