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I Am Not an Easy Man (2018)

Je ne suis pas un homme facile (original title)
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A shameless chauvinist gets a taste of his own medicine when he wakes up in a world dominated by women and locks horns with a powerful female author.

Director:

Eléonore Pourriat (as Eleonore Pourriat)

Writers:

Ariane Fert (collaborating writer), Eléonore Pourriat (as Eleonore Pourriat)
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Credited cast:
Vincent Elbaz ... Damien
Marie-Sophie Ferdane Marie-Sophie Ferdane ... Alexandra Lamour
Pierre Benezit Pierre Benezit ... Christophe
Blanche Gardin Blanche Gardin ... Sybille
Céline Menville ... Lolo
Christèle Tual Christèle Tual ... Annie
Rémi Gérard Rémi Gérard ... Samuel
Olivier Pajot Olivier Pajot ... Damien's father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamel Barbouche Jamel Barbouche ... Man with headscarf #2
Jessica Blue ... Boxing Coach / Bartender / Teacher (voice)
Mourad Boudaoud Mourad Boudaoud ... Man with headscarf #1
Moon Dailly ... Alexandra's boxing coach
Jeanne Ferron Jeanne Ferron ... Damien's mother
Claire Guillon Claire Guillon
Atmen Kelif Atmen Kelif ... Marco, Damien's boss
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Alexandra, 40, is a dominant seductress that nothing and no one seems to destabilize. His meeting with Damien, a forty-year-old big mouth, will upset his balance. Everything opposes and yet - By agreeing to lower the mask, these two will love each other against all odds. A fluoroscopy of the romantic relationship telling the story of a woman and a man, from their first meeting to their separation, in a world like ours, to this little thing close - that women and men are reversed there. Written by ahmetkozan

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Very closely resembles, if not based on, Norwegian author Gerd Brantenberg's novel "The Daughters of Egalia" (1977). Although set in a different context the similarities are evident. See more »

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Remake of Oppressed Majority (2010) See more »

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Gender role reversal - thought-provoking, but flawed

Damien is a male chauvinist pig of the first order - boorish, inconsiderate, all the trimmings... So it's no great surprise that Alexandra, his author friend's PR assistant has no time for Damien at all. Then after a bang on the head, Damien finds himself in a world where everyone's roles are subtly changed and the women wear the trousers. In this world, Alexandra is the famous author and she picks out Damien whose weird views she thinks might make a useful subject for her next book.

At each turn, the film begs the question, if the tables were turned, would the people respond in this or that way? The gender roles they depict are sometimes a bit extreme and the focus on the one topic is at times a bit relentless, but it does make you think. The tone of the piece is light and though it might be meant as a comedy, it's not laugh-out-loud funny.

The film is dubbed into English (from the original Parisian setting) which is a pity, but it has been done quite well so you soon stop noticing. Vincent Elbaz and particularly Marie-Sophie Ferndale put in strong performances in the lead parts and carry the film despite its weaknesses.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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1.85 : 1
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