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The Escort (1999)

Mauvaise passe (original title)
Tom is a male escort boy for ladies, a gigolo. His friend Pierre doesn't find this out until later, when Tom takes him to a party without telling him why and they are paid by two lady clients.

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Pierre
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Tom
Liza Walker ...
Kim
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Gem
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Jessica
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Patricia
Béatrice Agenin ...
Catherine - Pierre's Wife
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Jessica's Husband
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Jay
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Kim's Mother
Anastasia Hille ...
Steffy
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Liz
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Ann
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Patricia's Husband
Julie Wilson Nimmo ...
Girl in Soho (as Julie Wilson-Nimmo)
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Tom is a male escort boy for ladies, a gigolo. His friend Pierre doesn't find this out until later, when Tom takes him to a party without telling him why and they are paid by two lady clients.

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He'll be your friend, he'll be your lover, but it's strictly by the hour.

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17 November 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Wrong Blonde  »

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$23,938 (UK) (8 December 2000)
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After Pierre is beaten up, he says that he is badly bruised, but when we see him soon afterwards wearing only a towel, there is no sign of bruising. See more »

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Not bad, a worthwhile watch
20 October 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Daniel Auteil plays a French man, Pierre, who absconds from his family in Paris to the bright lights of London in order to write a book. One day he is beaten up in the street by the bouncer of a strip joint and Tom ,a young male escort, comes to his aid. The two become mates and Tom encourages Pierre to enter the world of male escorting.

Not a bad film but not incredibly good either. However an interesting peek into a fictional world of male escorting in London where good money is to be made by sleeping with mostly attractive women. Does not sound bad maybe I should give it a go, if it is as well payed and glamorous as this film makes it out to be!

The two central characters are pretty good and the film develops into a fine conclusion. My favorite scene is near the end when a devastated husband (played excellently by Peter Mullan) confronts Pierre for sleeping with his wife and charging her for the pleasure.

This is worth a watch just don't expect too much from it.


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