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A Perfect Man (2015)

Un homme idéal (original title)
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A struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life.


Yann Gozlan


Yann Gozlan (scenario), Guillaume Lemans (scenario) | 3 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Niney ... Mathieu Vasseur
Ana Girardot ... Alice Fursac
André Marcon ... Alain Fursac
Valeria Cavalli ... Hélène Fursac (as Valéria Cavalli)
Thibault Vinçon ... Stanislas Richer
Marc Barbé Marc Barbé ... Vincent
Sacha Mijovic Sacha Mijovic ... Franck
Eric Savin ... Gendarme
Luc Antoni Luc Antoni ... Agent immobilienr
Soria Moufakkir Soria Moufakkir ... La libraire
Olivier Antoine Olivier Antoine ... Policier hôpital
Frédéric Pellegeay Frédéric Pellegeay ... Journaliste 1
Karina Beuthe Orr ... Mylène Andreotty (as Karina Beuthe)
François Rabette François Rabette ... Journaliste 2
Serge Grünberg Serge Grünberg ... Le modérateur


A struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life.

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A Highsmithian, thrilling tale of a con-artist.

This is a movie that will bring back to your mind the most popular novels by Patricia Highsmith, both in terms of plot and characterization. The hero is a young aspiring writer who stumbles upon a forsaken manuscript by a deceased author that he steals in order to make his dream come true. After the commercial and critical success of his first book, the protagonist Mathieu Vasseur, feels brave enough to approach the young upper-class literature professor, Alice, and they soon become a happy couple. When Mathieu moves into Alice's house, where she lives along with her parents, he will have to face major challenges as he realizes that there is also someone else who knows the truth about his scam and he blackmails him for vast amounts of money.

Mathieu is the typical anti-hero, reminiscent to characters such as Tom Ripley, immoral, unprincipled, and ready to remove permanently any potential threats to his new posh lifestyle. The plot moves forward in a brisk pace and the suspense that permeates the movie as a whole keeps the viewer glued to his seat. "Un Homme Ideal" is a movie really similar, as far as the story is concerned, to an American production, titled ''The Words" (2012) starring Bradley Cooper and Dennis Quaid. If you choose to give it a chance, it is sure that you won't regret it.

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18 March 2015 (France) See more »

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Var, France See more »


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