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The Escort (1999)

Mauvaise passe (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 17 November 1999 (France)
Tom is a male escort boy for ladies, a gigolo. His friend 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.

Director:

Michel Blanc

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Michel Blanc (dialogue), Michel Blanc (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Pierre
Stuart Townsend ... Tom
Liza Walker Liza Walker ... Kim
Noah Taylor ... Gem
Frances Barber ... Jessica
Claire Skinner ... Patricia
Béatrice Agenin Béatrice Agenin ... Catherine - Pierre's Wife
Keith Allen ... Jessica's Husband
Ben Whishaw ... Jay
Barbara Flynn ... Kim's Mother
Anastasia Hille ... Steffy
Sarah-Jane Potts ... Liz
Amanda Ryan ... Ann
Peter Mullan ... Patricia's Husband
Julie Wilson Nimmo Julie Wilson Nimmo ... Girl in Soho (as Julie Wilson-Nimmo)
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Storyline

Tom is a male escort boy for ladies, a gigolo. His friend 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.

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Taglines:

He'll be your friend, he'll be your lover, but it's strictly by the hour.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | UK

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

17 November 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wrong Blonde See more »

Filming Locations:

Bordeaux, Gironde, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$23,938 (United Kingdom), 10 December 2000, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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After Pierre is beaten up, he says that he is badly bruised, but when we see him soon afterwards wearing only a towel, there is no sign of bruising. See more »

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Not bad, a worthwhile watch
20 October 2004 | by tresdodgeSee all my reviews

Daniel Auteil plays a French man, Pierre, who absconds from his family in Paris to the bright lights of London in order to write a book. One day he is beaten up in the street by the bouncer of a strip joint and Tom ,a young male escort, comes to his aid. The two become mates and Tom encourages Pierre to enter the world of male escorting.

Not a bad film but not incredibly good either. However an interesting peek into a fictional world of male escorting in London where good money is to be made by sleeping with mostly attractive women. Does not sound bad maybe I should give it a go, if it is as well payed and glamorous as this film makes it out to be!

The two central characters are pretty good and the film develops into a fine conclusion. My favorite scene is near the end when a devastated husband (played excellently by Peter Mullan) confronts Pierre for sleeping with his wife and charging her for the pleasure.

This is worth a watch just don't expect too much from it.


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