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A successful prostitute attempts to fashion a homeless man into her ideal pimp in this unconventional, darkly humorous French drama. Marie (Anouk Grinberg) has no real need for a pimp, being a self-reliant, unabashed woman so fond of her job as a hooker that she is able to convince strangers to try it themselves. Indeed, her financial success allows her to take care of Jeannot (Gérard Lanvin), an impoverished vagrant whom she finds on the streets. She provides him with a bath and a place to sleep, and the two rapidly become lovers. Nevertheless, Marie is soon imploring Jeannot to act as her pimp, begging him to slap her around and take her money. He takes to his new role and soon decides to talk a manicurist (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) into becoming the next member of his stable. The newcomer's inexperience proves to be his downfall, however, as the manicurist lands him in trouble with the law. Director Bertrand Blier attempts to create a controversial look at sexuality by combining black comedy with scenes of smoky sensuality, though many critics found the central premise and the presentation of Marie's contradictory, masochistic character too unconvincing for the film to be fully successful. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:August 15, 1997

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Berlin International Film Festival Anouk Grinberg Silver Bear for Best Actress 1996 Winner

Cast

Anouk Grinberg
as Marie
Gérard Lanvin
as Jeannot
Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
as Sanguine
Olivier Martinez
as Jean-François
Sabine Azéma
as Bérangère
Mathieu Kassovitz
as The first client
Bernard Fresson
as Personnel director
Jacques Francois
as Second client
Jacques Gamblin
as Fourth client
Jean-Pierre Darroussin
as Gilberte, the client
Roger Carel
as le passant au chapeau
Aurore Clément
as la femme du monde
Ginette Garcin
as la dame au châle
Michel Galabru
as Third client
Dr. Robert Hirsch
as Monsieur Hervé
Bernard Le Coq
as Inspector Marvier
Jean-Pierre Léaud
as Monsieur Claude
Dominique Valadie
as Gilberte
Jean-Philippe Ecoffey
Dominique Lollia
as Mélissa
Jacques Gamblin
as Fourth client
Jean-Pierre Léaud
as Monsieur Claude
Dominique Valadie
as Gilberte
Bernard Le Coq
as Inspector Marvier
Jean-Pierre Darroussin
as Gilberte, the client
Dr. Robert Hirsch
as Monsieur Hervé
Aurore Clément
as la femme du monde
Michel Galabru
as Third client
Ginette Garcin
as la dame au châle
Bernard Fresson
as Personnel director
Roger Carel
as le passant au chapeau
Jacques Francois
as Second client

Crew

Bertrand Blier
Director
Alain Sarde
Producer
Bertrand Blier
Dialogue Writer
Bertrand Blier
Screenwriter
Hubert Engammare
Screenwriter
Pierre Lhomme
Cinematographer
Claudine Merlin
Editor
Georges Glon
Production Designer
Willy Holt
Production Designer
Jacques Leguillon
Set Designer
Christian Gasc
Costume Designer
Pierre Gamet
Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Bertault
Sound/Sound Designer
Gerard Moulevrier
Casting
Nguyen Thi
Makeup
Claude Albouze
Production Director
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