Watch It

On DVD: TBD | On Blu-ray: TBD

Mauvaise Passe Details


Writer-director Michel Blanc, whose previous works include the acclaimed Michel Blanc (1984) and Michel Blanc (1994), creates this gritty drama about a middle-aged impoverished French writer in London who becomes a gigolo. The film opens with Pierre (Daniel Auteuil) getting worked over by an irate pimp because he didn't pay for a hooker's drink. Rakish Irishman Tom (Stuart Townsend) offers to drive bloodied Pierre back to his seedy hotel. The following day, he stumbles upon Tom's sandwich bar and begs for a job. Though he describes himself as a dead-broke author working on a novel, Pierre is concealing secrets from his dark past. Later, during a party populated with well-turned out lesbians, Tom reveals that he moonlights as a gigolo and suggests that Pierre might try the same. Soon Pierre is making easy money at the same agency where Tom works. Things get complicated for our Gallic protagonist when he falls for a golden-hearted streetwalker with a psychotic ex-boyfriend and one of his married regulars falls for him. Told with wry wit and gritty honesty, this film explores London's dark sexual netherworld. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi


Michel Blanc
Michel Blanc
Nick Love
Dialogue Writer
Barry Ackroyd
Maryline Monthieux
Composer (Music Score)
Barry Adamson
Composer (Music Score)
Gary Williamson
Art Director
Timothy Burrill
Romain Bremond
Associate Producer
Pierre Grunstein
Executive Producer
Annabel Karouby
Executive Producer
Ralph Holes
Costume Designer
Jean Goudier
Sound/Sound Designer
Joel Rangon
Sound/Sound Designer
Dominique Hennequin
Sound/Sound Designer
Bruno Charier
Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Hewitt
First Assistant Director
Jina Jay

Other movies like this