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Manhood and Other Modern Dilemmas

Manhood and Other Modern Dilemmas

A Feature film by Ronan Girre

Produced by Blue Dahlia Production

Release in France : 09/05/2001

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Actors (11)

Production and distribution (4)

Associate production company :

Blue Dahlia Production

Film exports/foreign sales :

Films Distribution


" My name is Alexis, and I’ve just turned thirty. I am therefore supposed to be a man… However I have difficulty acting out the " virility " which is considered indispensable for the socially adjusted male individual of my age. My professional, sentimental and sexual life leave a lot to be desired. ". Alexis opted, long ago, for a comfortably withdrawn and unthreatening approach to life. This approach allows him to devour videotapes of mediocre films and poor quality canned food…Waiting for better times. " My name is Laura, I’am a young lady of the age group that women’s magazines write about – 25 to 35 years – and I’ve just been dumped. I’am an overqualified, attractive young " working girl " who seems to have everything going for her… ". Alexis meets Laura, they fall in love, are happy, bicker, are jealous, separate, get married, don’t get married, have children…

Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

Gérard Jourd'hui

Associate producer :

Gaëlle Girre

Director of Photography :

Dominique Colin

Press Attaché (film) :

André-Paul Ricci

Sound Editor :

Stéphane Brunclair

Production Designer :

Nicolas Prier

Casting :

Christiane Lebrima

Assistant Director :

Roland Dhardivillé

Screenwriter :

Ronan Girre

Sound Recordist :

Roger Di Ponio

Editor :

Anna Ruiz

Continuity supervisor :

Françoise Thouvenot

Music Composer :

Ronan Girre

Costume designer :

Joo-Yun Gonnet

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Romantic comedy

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Nationality :

100% French

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French release :


Runtime :

1 h 22 min

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Audio format :

Dolby DTS

Posters (2)


Festival Selections (4)

Cairo - International Film Festival - 2000

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2000)


Out of Competition

Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2000

Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2000)


Official International Selection


Cairo - International Film Festival - 2000

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2000)


Director : Ronan Girre