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What I Did for Love

What I Did for Love

A Feature film by Jérôme Cornuau

Produced by Camera One

Release in France : 17/06/1998

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Camera One

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Fox France

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Marc and Lisa have nothing in common except a pair of mutual friends, a gay couple named Alex and Victor. Victor takes his old pal Marc in when he needs a place to stay, but Alex is maniacally houseproud and Marc is just too untidy. Together they hatch a plan to pass Marc off as gay and have him move in with Lisa. In no time at all, our roughneck reporter is dolled up as a dithering queen. False impressions and misconceptions follow thick and fast, but the fun really starts when Marc falls genuinely in love with Lisa, and she with him...


The basic storyline — an inveterate macho having to pretend to be homosexual in order to house-share with a very attractive executive woman recovering from a messy divorce — could have resulted in a somewhat trivial light comedy. We chose to adopt exactly the opposite approach and take a clear-eyed, sympathetic look at the relationships that develop between a man and a woman when the codes of seduction are (temporarily) lifted. We opted to make a comedy film that is, we hope, often funny but also affectionate. I have no qualms at all about labelling “What I Did For Love” a “romantic comedy”. (Jérôme Cornuau - excerpt from press-kit)

Full credits (11)

Executive Producers :

Lise Fayolle, Philippe Rousselet

Screenwriters :

Mary Logan, Franc Caggiano

Director of Photography :

Jean-Claude Thilbaut

Press Attachés (film) :

Tony Krantz, Dominique Segall

Production Designer :

Nancy Mickelberry

Sound Mixer :

Thierry Lebon

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Françoise Maulde (de), Guy-Pierre Bennet

Co-producer :

Lise Fayolle

Sound Recordist :

Éric Devulder

Editor :

Brian Schmitt

Costume designers :

Mirette Ade, Nicole Liaigre

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 22 min

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