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My Man (1996)

Mon homme (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 August 1997 (USA)
In Lyon, where many are unemployed, Marie is a prostitute who loves her work: she's thoughtful and exuberant toward clients old and young, slim or flabby. One night, a homeless man sleeps ... See full summary »

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Bertrand Blier

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Bertrand Blier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anouk Grinberg ... Marie Abarth
Gérard Lanvin ... Jeannot
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Sanguine
Olivier Martinez ... Jean-François
Dominique Valadié Dominique Valadié ... Gilberte
Jacques François ... 2nd Client
Michel Galabru ... 3rd Client: Armoire
Robert Hirsch Robert Hirsch ... M. Hervé
Bernard Fresson ... Personnel Director
Jacques Gamblin ... 4th Client
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Gilbert's Client
Bernard Le Coq Bernard Le Coq ... Inspecteur Marvier
Jean-Philippe Écoffey Jean-Philippe Écoffey
Daniel Colas Daniel Colas
Erick Desmarestz Erick Desmarestz
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In Lyon, where many are unemployed, Marie is a prostitute who loves her work: she's thoughtful and exuberant toward clients old and young, slim or flabby. One night, a homeless man sleeps in the foyer of her apartment house; she gives him a hot meal, then a place on the floor to sleep by her radiator, then she offers herself. She falls in love, giving him new life, clothes, a place to live. When he grouses that he must bar hop while she uses the flat for her work, she finds them a larger flat. He grows restless, seducing a manicurist and pressing her to prostitution. He's arrested for procuring, so Marie must decide what to do; he, too, must face the consequences of his choices. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby SR

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2.35 : 1
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Jeannot: It is said that a pimp doesn't work. But he does: he bangs.
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Realism or fantasy? You be the judge.
1 February 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"My Man" is an artsy, fatalistic drama done in the typical French the-ecstacy-is-in-the-agony style. Telling a peculiar, quirky, melancholy story of a neurotic prostitute's encounters with men in an apparently futile attempt to bring meaning into her life the story overlooks obvious alternatives at every turn and meanders into dark self-deprecating blind alleys. Nonetheless, this strange drama is slick, well crafted, and worth a look by those who are into unusual psychodramas.


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