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A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973)

L'événement le plus important depuis que l'homme a marché sur la Lune (original title)
PG | | Comedy | October 1977 (USA)
A male Parisian driving school owner who goes to see his doctor and complains of feeling run down is pronounced four months pregnant. When the diagnosis is confirmed by a specialist, the ... See full summary »

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Jacques Demy

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Jacques Demy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Deneuve ... Irène de Fontenoy
Marcello Mastroianni ... Marco Mazetti
Micheline Presle ... Dr. Delavigne
Marisa Pavan ... Maria Mazetti
Claude Melki Claude Melki ... Lucien Soumain
Mireille Mathieu ... Self / En personne
André Falcon André Falcon ... Scipion Lemeu
Maurice Biraud ... Lamarie
Alice Sapritch ... Ramona Martinez
Raymond Gérôme Raymond Gérôme ... Gérard Chaumont de Latour
Madeleine Barbulée Madeleine Barbulée ... Mlle Janvier
Micheline Dax Micheline Dax ... Mme Corfa
Benjamin Legrand Benjamin Legrand ... Lucas
Jacques Legras ... Leboeuf, le marchand de télévisions
Tonie Marshall ... La présentatrice de Bobino
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A male Parisian driving school owner who goes to see his doctor and complains of feeling run down is pronounced four months pregnant. When the diagnosis is confirmed by a specialist, the result is an international media frenzy. Written by Bob Beason <rbeason@wpo.it.luc.edu>

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A different plan for planned parenthood!

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When this film was made , Deneuve and Mastroianni were a couple in real life and had just had a daughter. See more »

Quotes

Conseiller: Does he still believe in the tooth fairy?
Irène de Fontenoy: Yes. The tooth fairy, Santa, all that stuff.
Conseiller: I think brainwashing them like that is just ridiculous.
Clarisse de Saint-Clair, une cliente du salon: I agree. Filling kids' heads with stories about fairies, Santa, and God will turn them into nothing but half-wits.
Conseiller: I agree about the fairies and Santa, but not God. God exists, my dear.
Clarisse de Saint-Clair, une cliente du salon: That's a good one! You hear that Irène?
Irène de Fontenoy: I believe in it all. Everything astonishes me.
Clarisse de Saint-Clair, une cliente du salon: You're that gullible?
Irène de Fontenoy: I'm still a little girl inside.
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References They Call Me Trinity (1970) See more »

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Not a bad film...but given the subject, I would have expected more...
25 April 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In this French film, Marcello Mastroianni plays a man who is diagnosed as being pregnant! This would explain all of Marcello's aches and pains and swelling! His wife (Catherine Deneuve) seems quite pleased with it and Marcello seems to accept it all rather easily. In fact, that is an odd thing about the film--the public and media also accept it rather easily--perhaps too easily! And, in light of this, it's odd that he wasn't subjected to a huge battery of tests--it's just accepted! The idea of a pregnant man could have been handled in a wide variety of ways--and the rather matter of fact way it was handled here surprised me. This film was NOT handled as slapstick or as an obvious comedy--more like a mildly amusing film and that is all. That, combined with the VERY anti-climactic ending made for a film that was diverting but not especially satisfying--good as a time-passer but with very little to say about gender roles or inequities or comedy. This is a case where a film has an exceptional director (Jacques Demy) and some exceptional actors were hampered by a rather mundane script despite the novel idea (after all, this film came out before "Rabbit Test" and "Junior").


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un hombre en estado interesante See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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