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Ménage (1986)

Tenue de soirée (original title)
A bisexual petty criminal named Bob encounters a married couple arguing in a bar. Bob breaks up the fight and proceeds to seduce first the wife and then the husband. Then Bob teaches the ... See full summary »

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Bertrand Blier

Writer:

Bertrand Blier
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gérard Depardieu ... Bob
Michel Blanc ... Antoine
Miou-Miou ... Monique
Michel Creton Michel Creton ... Pedro
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Husband in house 3
Mylène Demongeot ... Wife in house 3
Caroline Silhol Caroline Silhol ... Wife of the Rich and Depressed Man (as Caroline Sihol)
Jean-Yves Berteloot ... Male Prostitute in night club
Bruno Cremer ... The Art Lover
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... The Rich and Depressed Man
Dominique Besnehard Dominique Besnehard
Bernard Farcy
Michel Pilorgé Michel Pilorgé
Michel Such Michel Such
Maurice Travail Maurice Travail
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A bisexual petty criminal named Bob encounters a married couple arguing in a bar. Bob breaks up the fight and proceeds to seduce first the wife and then the husband. Then Bob teaches the couple how to be burglars and they join him in his criminal exploits. Written by Steven B. Blades

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Putain de film !

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ménage See more »

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Gross USA:

$925,952
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Dead Tired (1994) See more »

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Travaux
Written and Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
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A strange brew
6 May 2000 | by damnjonesSee all my reviews

With Tenue de Soiree, Blier is once again investigating male insecurity and men's relations with other men. Essentially a remake of Les Valseuses, this film quickly removes the presence of a woman (Monique) to leave the way clear for Bob's seduction of Antoine. A complex film, part crime comedy, part transvestite film, Blier seems to lose his way at the midpoint and the ending seems tacked on. Depardieu and Blanc in particular are excellent, but the script lets them down. A homophobe becomes a fully dressed transsexual in about 90 minutes, hardly realistic and the misogynistic tone of the film can be draining. A useful companion piece to Les Valseuses, but it is only half the film that Les Valseuses was in 1974.


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