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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

    Synopsis

    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...

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Camera One

    French distribution :

    Fox France

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    Subject

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    17/06/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 22 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    93.358

    Visa issue date :

    18/06/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope