My man (Mon homme) (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

My man (Mon homme) (1996)

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A successful prostitute attempts to fashion a homeless man into her ideal pimp in this unconventional, darkly humorous French drama. Marie (Anouk Grinberg) has no real need for a pimp, being a self-reliant, unabashed woman so fond of her job as a hooker that she is able to convince strangers to try it themselves. Indeed, her financial success allows her to take care of Jeannot (Gérard Lanvin), an impoverished vagrant whom she finds on the streets. She provides him with a bath and a place to sleep, and the two rapidly become lovers. Nevertheless, Marie is soon imploring Jeannot to act as her pimp, begging him to slap her around and take her money. He takes to his new role and soon decides to talk a manicurist (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) into becoming the next member of his stable. The newcomer's inexperience proves to be his downfall, however, as the manicurist lands him in trouble with the law. Director Bertrand Blier attempts to create a controversial look at sexuality by combining black comedy with scenes of smoky sensuality, though many critics found the central premise and the presentation of Marie's contradictory, masochistic character too unconvincing for the film to be fully successful. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast

Olivier Martinez
as Jean-François
Sabine Azéma
as Bérangère
Mathieu Kassovitz
as The first client
Bernard Fresson
as Personnel director
Jacques François
as Second client
Jacques Gamblin
as Fourth client
Jean-Pierre Darroussin
as Gilberte the client
Roger Carel
as le passant au chapeau
Aurore Clement
as la femme du monde
Ginette Garcin
as la dame au châle
Michel Galabru
as Third client
Dr. Robert Hirsch
as Monsieur Hervé
Bernard Le Coq
as Inspector Marvier
Jean-Pierre Léaud
as Monsieur Claude
Maguy Dussauchoy
as la boulangère
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Critic Reviews for My man (Mon homme)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Multilateral in its capacity to surprise, affront and delight in equal measure.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Film Journal International

A lifeless satire on the foibles of mankind.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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