Remy is morose, nearing 30 with his career as a musician going nowhere and his eight-year marriage to Martine souring. Then, Martine dies in a car crash, and Marion, her 14-year-old, wants to stay rather than move to her father's. Remy likes the idea: he loves her, he's raised her, and she offers him emotional responsibility. Marion's father objects, but she's willful, so he relents. Soon, she tells Remy she finds him attractive, that she's now "a woman," and why can't they be lovers. Remy is appalled, but weakens, missing her when she spends Christmas with her dad. What if they do become lovers? What next? And what if a women more his age enters the picture?
The story of an extraordinary seduction...
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Source novel : 'Beau-père', by Bertrand Blier, published by Editions Robert Laffont, Paris, 1980, 225 pages, ISBN: : 9782277213338. See more
Fabrice Luchini appeared in the film as a homosexual but his scenes were deleted. See more
Referenced in American Beauty
Try Me (I Know We Can Make It)
Performed by Donna Summer
Written by Pete Bellotte
, Giorgio Moroder
, Donna Summer
(uncredited) See more