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I Don't Kiss -- Naive and innocent, Pierre has dreams of becoming an actor. However, in his acting class, he discovers that he is not talented, and his dream of becoming an actor grows dim. Instead, he becomes a sex worker.


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20 November 1991 (France) See more »
I'll do almost anything for money. ...but I don't kiss.
A young man leaves his native town in southern France to discover Paris. Being too unexperienced and too naive... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Interesting but non convincing... See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Philippe Noiret ... Romain

Emmanuelle Béart ... Ingrid

Manuel Blanc ... Pierre Lacaze
Hélène Vincent ... Evelyne
Ivan Desny ... Dimitri
Christophe Bernard ... Le Mac

Roschdy Zem ... Saïd
Raphaëline Goupilleau ... Mireille
Michèle Moretti ... Professeur d'art dramatique
Philippe Adam ... Professeur d'art dramatique

Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Le client au bois
Paulette Bouvet ... La mère d'Evelyne
Kleber Bouzzone
Valery Caucigh
Serge Caytan
Jean-Daniel Delrieux
Jacques Goujon
Martine Grimbert
Frank Kirson
Clotilde Le Grand
Marc Lemasson
Max McCarthy
David Nalepka
Jorge Pereira
Françoise Pont
David Rouvelou
Xavier Schliwanski
Nathalie Schmidt ... Marguerite, assistante de Romain
Arnaud Simon
Guillaume Vial
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grégory Herpe ... Le Bel Etudiant (uncredited)

Directed by
André Téchiné 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Isabelle Coudrier-Kleist  contributing writer
Michel Grisolia 
Jacques Nolot  screenplay
Jacques Nolot  story
André Téchiné 

Produced by
Maurice Bernart .... producer
Alain Centonze .... executive producer
Jean Labadie .... producer
Jacques-Eric Strauss .... producer
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
Cinematography by
Thierry Arbogast 
Film Editing by
Claudine Merlin 
Edith Vassard  (as Edith Vassart)
Production Design by
Vincent Mateu-Ferreur 
Costume Design by
Claire Fraisse 
Makeup Department
Isabelle Legay .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Jean-Jacques Albert .... production manager
Didier Carrel .... assistant unit manager
Catherine Chouridis .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Didier Carrel .... assistant director
Didier Charles .... trainee assistant director
Philippe Landoulsi .... assistant director
Michel Nasri .... second assistant director
Catherine Puertas .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Jacques Lévy .... post-synchronization
Jérôme Lévy .... foley artist
Jean-Luc Marino .... assistant sound editor
Jean-Louis Ughetto .... sound
Edith Vassard .... sound editor (as Edith Vassart)
Claude Villand .... sound
Special Effects by
Philippe Hubin .... special effects
Cécile Pitel .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierre Gros d'Aillon .... still photographer
Aleksander Kaufmann .... assistant camera
Jeanne Lapoirie .... camera operator
Casting Department
Jacques Grant .... casting coordinator
Editorial Department
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Music Department
Hubert Bougis .... orchestrator
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Other crew
Michèle Andreucci .... script supervisor
Vincent Mateu-Ferreur .... decoration
Cécilia Mignon .... administrator
Florence Ridoux .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"J'embrasse pas" - France (original title)
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France:115 min | Japan:107 min (cut version) | Argentina:115 min
Aspect Ratio:
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10 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Interesting but non convincing..., 29 May 2000
Author: Eric Sayettat ( from Auckland, New Zealand

Nice story of a young ignorant provincial guy who ends up soliciting off the streets of Paris in spite of his original distaste for male prostitution... Quite a common story mind you but idealists have to eat as well!

His relations with older people seem always to be relations of interest, he still has a lot to learn about life... He then falls for a young prostitute.

The movie is interesting but the treatment is a bit superficial, there is a lot more to say about the end of the prostitution taboo in French society among others.

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