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The Escort

The Escort

A Feature film by Michel Blanc

Produced by Renn Productions

Release in France : 17/11/1999

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Actors (19)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Renn Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pathé Distribution

Co-productions :

Pathé Production, France 3 Cinéma

French distribution :

Pathé Distribution

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Pierre is a stranger in an unfamiliar town. Pierre scribbles in a notebook. Pierre is alone in London. Pierre tears up his notes. Pierre is trying to write a novel. Tom is a male escort boy for ladies – a gigolo. Tom is a prostitute. But Pierre doesn’t find this out until later, when Tom takes him to a party without telling him why and they are paid by two lady clients. Pierre is surprised. Pierre is shocked. Pierre is flattered. And because it scares him, because it's the opposite of the stifling life he’s led, because he doesn’t know how far he can go, Pierre goes for it. Like many people who are too well-behaved, Pierre goes too far.


If I had been a teacher, I would have been like Pierre. Except that I probably wouldn't have had to courage to give it all up, the way he did. That said, what's good about inventing a character is that you can imagine someone braver than yourself. Identity is something that fascinates and worries me. It's probably no coincidence that I wanted to become an actor, which means having fun while adopting someone else's identity, since you're not happy with your own. I don't really know why I make movies. If I knew, I probably wouldn't shoot them.

Michel Blanc – Director, excerpt from the press folder

Full credits (17)

Executive Producer :

Claude Berri

Line Producers :

Pierre Grunstein, Annabel Karouby

Foreign Producer :

Timothy Burrill

Director of Photography :

Barry Ackroyd

Sound Assistant :

Nicolas Cantin

Editor :

Maryline Montieux

Production Designer :

Gary Williamson

Costume designer :

Ralph Holes

Sound Mixer :

Joël Rangon

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Michel Blanc, Nick Love

Screenwriters :

Michel Blanc, Hanif Kureishi

Co-producer :

Romain Brémond

Sound recordists :

Bruno Charier, Jean Goudier

Press Attachés (film) :

Dominique Segall, Laurent Renard

Continuity supervisor :

Susanna Lenton

Music Composer :

Barry Adamson

Sales Agent :

Patrick Binet

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Feature film

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France, Great Britain

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Majority French (France, Great Britain)

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1 h 40 min

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