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The School of Flesh (1998)
"L'école de la chair" (original title)

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Fashion executive Dominique's obsession for Quentin, a young bisexual hustler, fills her desire for physical love but leaves her taxed emotionally. Twists and turns in the relationship, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dominique
Vincent Martinez ...
Quentin
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Chris
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Madame Thorpe
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Soukaz
Danièle Dubroux ...
Dominique's Friend
Bernard Le Coq ...
Cordier
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Marine
Jean-Louis Richard ...
M. Thorpe
Jean-Claude Dauphin ...
Louis-Guy
Michelle Goddet ...
Quentin's Mother
Jean-Michel ...
Marcus
Laurent Jumeaucourt ...
The Young Plumber
Pierre Laroche ...
Robert
Richard Schroeder ...
The Photographer
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Fashion executive Dominique's obsession for Quentin, a young bisexual hustler, fills her desire for physical love but leaves her taxed emotionally. Twists and turns in the relationship, along with the man's violent and abusive nature, force Dominique to reconcile the conflicts created by her passion. In this quest, Dominique is aided [and sometimes hindered] by friends, clients, and Quentin's former and current acquaintances. Written by kevin kraynak <kevin@kraynakk.com>

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Rated R for language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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Box Office

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$43,021 (USA) (26 February 1999)

Gross:

$401,786 (USA) (13 August 1999)
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Quotes

Quentin: You can still see me.
Dominique: But you're getting married.
Quentin: I'm going to be a husband, not a monk.
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Remake of Nikutai no gakko (1965) See more »

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Huppert is Extraordinaire!
21 February 1999 | by (washington, dc) – See all my reviews

Huppert is fascinating and wonderful. I could not take my eyes off her face -- the subtle shifts in emotion. You could almost see what she was thinking every moment although there were baffling moments as well. What was she looking for? Vincent is engagingly vulnerable and repulsive at the same time -- bravo to him for an excellent first effort. I'd like to see Isabelle and VIncent paired again in future films.

Highly recommend this film.


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