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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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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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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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A slick Anglo/French drama
30 October 2002 | by CharltonBoySee all my reviews

Mauvaise Passe (The Escort) is a very watchable French made movie that has the typical feel of a continental film but with a British setting and mainly British cast which for me makes an intriging movie that is unlike anything that i have seen in a long while. This is a film about a middle aged french man who after a family crisis travels on the spur of the moment to London only to get caught up in the male prostitution business and eventually drugs. The acting from Daniel Auteuil and Stuart Townsend is top draw and the story is strong enough to have you interested throughout the film. The only flaws in the film are that it is hard to believe that the man we see at the start of the film , who lacked confidance , could go on to become an escort and there is also a scene where we see him at a posh party and a drunk toff starts talking and the acting in that scene is appalling from the socialite. Dont let that put you what is a very good film. 8 out of 10.


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