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Why Not Me? (1999)

Pourquoi pas moi? (original title)
Four gay French expatriots share a business in Barcelona. When they and their parents are thrown together for a "coming out" party, another French Farce ensues.

Director:

Stéphane Giusti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amira Casar ... Camille
Julie Gayet ... Eva
Bruno Putzulu ... Nico
Alexandra London Alexandra London ... Ariane
Carmen Chaplin ... Lili
Johnny Hallyday ... José
Marie-France Pisier ... Irene
Brigitte Roüan Brigitte Roüan ... Josepha
Assumpta Serna ... Diane
Elli Medeiros ... Malou
Vittoria Scognamiglio Vittoria Scognamiglio ... Sara
Jean-Claude Dauphin Jean-Claude Dauphin ... Alain
Joan Crosas Joan Crosas ... Tony
Montse Mostaza Montse Mostaza ... Tina
Marta Gil Marta Gil ... Clara
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Four gay French expatriots share a business in Barcelona. When they and their parents are thrown together for a "coming out" party, another French Farce ensues.

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Comedy | Romance

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Connections

References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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Crazy
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Patsy Cline
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Refreshingly naive
23 November 2001 | by ahicksSee all my reviews

"Pourquoi Pas Moi" ("Why Not Me?"), is such a lovely film which depicts a five young people who work together at a provincial French publishing cooperative. Three lesbians, a straight girl, and a most charming gay guy. Only one of the five is "out" with her family, and her activist mother decides to invite the five for a weekend at her country house at the same time as their parents.

This is the recipe for a very special get together, and the parents end up being just as interesting and as their offspring. The film develops into the kind of warm, witty farce, which the French seem to master so well.

The director, Stephane Giusti, is really talented and can be compared to Spain's Pedro Almodovar. A refreshing naivety, strong cast performances, and a surprisingly well-rounded act by Johnny Hallyday have made this film one of my all time favorites.


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Country:

Spain | France | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 January 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dlaczego nie ja? See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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