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Young, naive and innocent, Pierre (Manuel Blanc) has dreams of becoming an actor. He is a good-looking and personable boy, and he has just moved to the city to see if he can't accomplish his dreams. He gets a job as an orderly at a hospital and is further supported by an older woman (Helene Vincent), a nurse he has met there, in return for his sexual favors. However, in his acting class, he quickly discovers that he is not overflowing with talent, and his dream of becoming an actor grows dim. Instead, despite the advice of a knowledgeable and worldly older gay man (Philippe Noiret), he becomes a sex worker. It has long been a staple of the movies that certain hustlers and prostitutes maintain a distinction between their work and their lives by not kissing their clients, hence the title of this film, J'embrasse Pas. He grows to love the seedy, degraded lifestyle, and seems to be adapting well to his new profession until he has the poor judgement to fall in love with a high-class prostitute (Emmanuelle Béart) and earns the antagonism of her pimp. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Manuel Blanc Most Promising Young Actor 1991 Winner

Cast

Manuel Blanc
as Pierre
Philippe Noiret
as Romain
Emmanuelle Béart
as Ingrid
Ivan Desny
as Dimitri
Roschdy Zem
as Sad
Michèle Moretti
as Le Professeur de Theatre
Jean-Christophe Bouvet
Nathalie Schmidt
Michèle Moretti
as Le Professeur de Theatre
Roschdy Zem
as Sad
Ivan Desny
as Dimitri

Crew

André Téchiné
Director
Jean Labadie
Producer
Jacques E. Strauss
Producer
Jacques Nolot
Screenwriter
André Téchiné
Screenwriter
Michel Grisolia
Screenwriter
Thierry Arbogast
Cinematographer
Philippe Sarde
Composer (Music Score)
Claudine Merlin
Editor
Jean-Jacques Albert
Production Designer
Claire Fraisse
Costume Designer
Jean-Louis Ughetto
Sound/Sound Designer
Philippe Landoulsi
First Assistant Director
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