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Mauvaise passe (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 November 1999 (France)
Tom is a male escort boy for ladies, a gigolo. His friend Pierre doesn't find this out until later, when Tom takes him to a party without telling him why and they are paid by two lady clients.

Director:

Michel Blanc

Writers:

Michel Blanc (dialogue), Michel Blanc (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Pierre
Stuart Townsend ... Tom
Liza Walker Liza Walker ... Kim
Noah Taylor ... Gem
Frances Barber ... Jessica
Claire Skinner ... Patricia
Béatrice Agenin Béatrice Agenin ... Catherine - Pierre's Wife
Keith Allen ... Jessica's Husband
Ben Whishaw ... Jay
Barbara Flynn ... Kim's Mother
Anastasia Hille ... Steffy
Sarah-Jane Potts ... Liz
Amanda Ryan ... Ann
Peter Mullan ... Patricia's Husband
Julie Wilson Nimmo Julie Wilson Nimmo ... Girl in Soho (as Julie Wilson-Nimmo)
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Storyline

Tom is a male escort boy for ladies, a gigolo. His friend Pierre doesn't find this out until later, when Tom takes him to a party without telling him why and they are paid by two lady clients.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He'll be your friend, he'll be your lover, but it's strictly by the hour.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

France | UK

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

17 November 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wrong Blonde See more »

Filming Locations:

Bordeaux, Gironde, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$23,938 (United Kingdom), 10 December 2000, Limited Release
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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After Pierre is beaten up, he says that he is badly bruised, but when we see him soon afterwards wearing only a towel, there is no sign of bruising. See more »

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Good, worth the watch
16 January 2018 | by paidinfull13See all my reviews

Until the very end, this movie kept me on my toes. Michel Blanc's style here was fast paced, which makes it easy to watch.

Indeed, since it is somewhat of a romance movie you would think that men might not be interested but the suspense makes you hold your breath. Every scene could turn good or bad until the very end.

Daniel Auteuil is great and his supporting cast just as good.

The reason for me not rating it higher is because I wish I had learned more about the gigolo lifestyle through this movie...to add another layer would make this movie worth seeing multiple times. Don't get me wrong, I may watch it again...but i dont feel the need to.

Nevertheless, a good movie.


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