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  (in credits order)

Gérard Depardieu ... Bob
Michel Blanc ... Antoine

Miou-Miou ... Monique
Michel Creton ... Pedro
Jean-François Stévenin ... Husband in house 3

Mylène Demongeot ... Wife in house 3
Caroline Sihol ... Wife of the Rich and Depressed Man

Jean-Yves Berteloot ... Male Prostitute in night club
Bruno Cremer ... The Art Lover

Jean-Pierre Marielle ... The Rich and Depressed Man
Dominique Besnehard

Bernard Farcy
Michel Pilorgé
Michel Such
Maurice Travail

Directed by
Bertrand Blier 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bertrand Blier 

Produced by
René Cleitman .... producer
Catherine Blier Florin .... co-producer
Original Music by
Serge Gainsbourg 
Cinematography by
Jean Penzer 
Film Editing by
Claudine Merlin 
Casting by
Margot Capelier 
Production Design by
Théobald Meurisse 
Costume Design by
Michèle Cerf 
Makeup Department
Michel Deruelle .... makeup artist
Joël Lavau .... makeup artist
Philippe Tran Van .... hair stylist
Production Management
Michel Bernede .... unit manager
Michel Choquet .... production manager
Philippe Dussart .... general production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bertrand Arthuys .... assistant director
Luc Goldenberg .... assistant director
Hiromi Rollin .... second assistant director
Art Department
Louis Carini .... construction coordinator
Jean-François Cousson .... property master
Georges Glon .... assistant art director
Michel Grimaud .... property master
Gérard James .... set designer
Philippe Jeanjean .... assistant art director
Félix Placenti .... assistant set designer
Claude Poulain .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Fabienne Alvarez-Giro .... sound editor (as Fabienne Alvarez)
Bernard Bats .... sound
Jean Duguet .... sound mixer
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Michel Kharat .... boom operator
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound mixer
Mario Melchiorri .... sound mixer
Jean-Max Morise .... dubbing
Elisabeth Moulinier .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Yves Agostini .... camera operator
Valérie Blier .... assistant still photographer
Michel Coteret .... assistant camera
Gilbert Darraux .... key grip
André Nové .... chief electrician
Georges Pierre .... still photographer
Eric Vallée .... assistant camera
Christian Weyers .... gaffer
Casting Department
Gérard Moulévrier .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sophie Breton .... assistant costumer
Marie-Claude Herry .... assistant costumer
Gil Noir .... assistant costumer
Editorial Department
Sylvie Quester .... assistant editor
Other crew
Claude Davy .... press attache
Ida Fassio .... production secretary
Gerard Kindinis .... production secretary
Jacques Lacour .... production administrator
Colette Lopez .... production secretary
Annie Maurel .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Evening Dress" - International (English title) (literal English title)
"Ménage" - USA (alternative title)
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84 min
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Blier's weird worlds continue to amuse, 6 September 2014
Author: runamokprods from US

I continue to enjoy Blier's twisted imagination, and the way he makes blackly comic and surreal films that are not like anyone else's. He is often accused of being a misogynist, but to me, his men are no less screwed up (indeed they often seem more so) in these studies of sexuality, relationships, social norms and morality.

In this case we start with an unhappy. broke and bored couple Antoine (Michel Blanc) and Monique (Miou-Miou). Into their lives dances (literally) Bob (Gerard Depardieu) a sexy, swaggering, amoral, bi-sexual ex-con and thief. Before you can blink he has seduced the couple into joining him on his raids on the houses of the rich. Meanwhile the sexual politics between the three get ever more complex as it becomes clear Bob is far more turned on to the mousy, devoutly heterosexual Antoine than he is to the more obviously attractive Monique. Ultimately it becomes, in it's absurdist way a meditation on how power and sex work in relationships, as well as letting go of one's self-image.

All three actors are terrific, but Depardieu in particular seems to be having a blast – a macho tough guy one second, a tender gay romancer the next. All played with a kind of honesty and humanity that only makes the extremes that much funnier.

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