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Escort, The


aka: Mauvaise Passe
UK / France 1999, 100 minutes
Dir. Michel Blanc
In English, French with English subtitles
Genres: Drama / Sex

Topics: Mid-life.


Aroview: A ruffled Frenchman (Auteuil) - family man and professor - in the throes of a mid-life crisis travels to London, where he enjoys the Soho nightlife and slowly takes up the profession of a male prostitute, servicing various women for his pimp (Townsend).

Although initially satisfied by this new lifestyle, Auteuil eventually veers into an ever-seedier world of drug addiction and despair. Based on an idea by Hanif Kureishi, this takes a little-examined subject and delivers a challenging treatise of love, money and loneliness. Rather underrated and definitely worth the journey.

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