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French Gigolo

French Gigolo

A Feature film by Josiane Balasko

Produced by LGM Cinéma SAS

Release in France : 01/10/2008

    Synopsis

    An elegant entrepreneur in her fifties, Judith unapologetically engages male escorts to minister to her sexual pleasure. When she answers Patrick’s ad, she’s charmed by the sensitive fellow in the classic suit; it’s as if he stepped right out of the Nouvelle Vague films of her youth. But from the get-go, things with this good-natured gent aren’t as efficient as with other lovers. Not only is he unable to sustain an erection on their second date, but power dynamics and his private life begin to muddy their arrangement. At home in the Paris projects, Patrick is buckling under pressure to support a gaggle of demanding relatives, including his adorable wife, Fanny, who's getting wise to his secret financial scheme. And just as you think they’ll be propelled onto predictable paths befitting characters in a less-playful, less-astute story, Judith, Patrick, and Fanny veer into murky emotional terrain, reluctantly getting tangled in a bittersweet triangle.

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    29/10/2014

    French Gigolo

    Trailer : "French Cinoche - Le Cinéma français est en voyage d'affaires" (Canal+ - 2009)

    Shot between October 2008 and March 2009, this documentary gives us the lowdown on the current state of affairs for French films around the world. The film follows the travels of a host of French actors and directors participating in around a dozen promotional initiatives organized by Unifrance, including French film festivals, international film festivals, previews and premiere screenings, press junkets, and so forth.

    Among artists featured are Laurent Cantet, who was in New York to present his film Entre les murs (The Class), Agnès Varda taking part in interviews in Paris, Juliette Binoche as president of the Tokyo French Film Festival, Cédric Klapisch introducing his film Paris in Moscow, Josiane Balasko promoting her film Cliente (Client aka A French Gigolo) in Rome, Dany Boon promoting Le Code a changé (Change of Plans) in Brussels, and Gérard Jugnot presenting Faubourg 36 (Paris 36) in Australia.

    These artists offer us their off-the-cuff comments and impressions during breaks between interviews, photo sessions, press conferences, at gala dinners, premiere screenings, meetings with audiences, and other promotional events.

    This 60-minute documentary, which was made possible thanks to the participation of the CNC and Canal+, takes us backstage at these cultural and promotional initiatives around the world and gives us an insight into one of the aspects of Unifrance’s day-to-day work in support of French cinema.

    29/10/2014

    French Gigolo

    Trailer (english version)

    Actors (25)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    LGM Cinéma SAS

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    Co-productions :

    Josy Films, Gaumont, France 3 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

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    International releases (18)

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    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producers :

    Cyril Colbeau-Justin, Jean-Baptiste Dupont

    Screenwriter :

    Josiane Balasko

    Director of Photography :

    Robert Alazraki

    Assistant Operators :

    Aurélien Dubois, Maxime Héraud

    Production Manager :

    Albert Prevost

    Editors :

    Claudine Merlin, Marie de la Selle

    Production Designer :

    Olivier Radot

    Stunt performer :

    Pascal Guégan

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Hennequin

    Location Manager :

    Didier Abot

    Assistant directors :

    Zazie Carcedo, Mathilde Kraemer

    Co-producer :

    Josiane Balasko

    Sound Recordist :

    Michel Kharat

    Camera Operator :

    Yves Agostini

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurent Renard

    Sound editor :

    Marie-Christine Ruh

    Music Composer :

    Kore

    Costume designer :

    Fabienne Katany

    Still Photographer :

    Arnaud Borrel

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    Prostitution

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    01/10/2008

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    117.991

    Visa issue date :

    15/09/2008

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (3)

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    News (5)

    Festival Selections (15)

    Delegations (6)

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