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

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  26 February 1999 (USA)
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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 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 ...
L'amie de Dominique
Bernard Le Coq ...
Cordier
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Marine
Jean-Louis Richard ...
M. Thorpe
Jean-Claude Dauphin ...
Louis-Guy
Michelle Goddet ...
La mère de Quentin
Laurent Jumeaucourt ...
Le jeune plombier
Pierre Laroche ...
Robert
Richard Schroeder ...
Le photographe
Jan-Michell ...
Marcus
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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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$43,021 (USA) (26 February 1999)

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

Dominique: For the room.
Quentin: That's too much...
Dominique: The rest is for you.
Quentin: I don't want it.
Dominique: Why not?
Quentin: It was good for me too.
Dominique: No, take it.
Quentin: You don't get it...
Dominique: Let's say I'm buying your phone number...
Quentin: Deal.
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It was good for me too.
10 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Director Benoît Jacquot (Right Now) has taken a script by Jacques Fieschi, based on a Japanese novel by Yukio Mishima, added superstar Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher) and Vincent Martinez, in his first acting role to give us an interesting and satisfying look at the older woman/younger man romance.

While having a younger man was satisfying for Dominique (Huppert), the effort to keep him was physically and emotionally exhausting. It did not help that Quentin (Martinez) earned a living being available to men as well.

Huppert is a guarantee for a good show, and she can act, too - a satisfying combination.


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