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The Escort

The Escort

A Feature film by Michel Blanc

Produced by Renn Productions

Release in France : 17/11/1999

    Synopsis

    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.

    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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    International releases (12)

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    About

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Prostitution

    Production language :

    English

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Great Britain

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Great Britain)

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    17/11/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    93.221

    Visa issue date :

    25/10/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85