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Man Is a Woman

Man Is a Woman

A Feature film by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann

Produced by Alva Films

Release in France : 11/03/1998

    Synopsis

    Simon has only ever been interested in boys. He turned his back on his family, duty and everything to do with Jewish tradition a long time ago. Rosalie was raised in a New York Hassidic Jewish family. Now she gives concert performances on the French Jewish cultural circuit, singing songs in Yiddish in her gorgeous soprano voice. When she sees Simon for the first time, she falls in love — with his clarinet. Simon plays it like a virtuoso. Rosalie knows nothing about his sexual preferences. She figures that anyone who can make her toes curl like that must be an inspired being. Despite their differences, their paths are destined to cross. With imposture on the one hand and misjudgment on the other, any marriage between them can surely only lead to disaster. And yet... Even if their true selves can’t change, little by little their lives will be transformed forever.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Alva Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

    Co-production :

    M6 Films

    French distribution :

    Polygram

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    Subject

    As soon as I read it, I felt strong affinities between myself and the character of Simon, the way he’s out of kilter with the world. I saw him as a gentle, funny,

    touching, manipulative person on the borderline of a normality that I don’t feel I fit into either, for different reasons than his. I was also attracted by the theme of the impostor whose imposture runs away with him, to the point where he loses track of his own desires. Also, for the first time that I can remember, here I was being offered a real character part to get to grips with, a part that was close to me for the reasons I’ve explained, yet at the same time a world apart. I’m a more or less lapsed Catholic, heterosexual, I hope not too corny, and all I knew about clarinets was the theme tune for a chronic sixties game show. So it was a real acting challenge of the kind I’d been looking for for ages. (Antoine de Caunes)

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    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producers :

    Régine Konckier, Jean-Luc Ormières

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Jacques Zilbermann, Joële Van Effenterre

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lorrain

    Editor :

    Monica Coleman

    Production designers :

    Valérie Grall, Ana Montañana Alba

    Sound Mixer :

    William Flageollet

    Post-production supervisor :

    Florence Leonnet

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Gilles Taurand, Jean-Jacques Zilbermann

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Aïm

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Production Assistant :

    Florence Leonnet

    Costume designer :

    Édith Vesperini

    Still Photographer :

    Nathalie Eno

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    11/03/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    90.305

    Visa issue date :

    05/02/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (2)