Cliente

Overview

Gallic actress-turned-director Josiane Balasko - a Euro cinema mainstay best known for her unconventional romantic lead in Bertrand Blier's 1989 Trop belle pour toi - helms and co-stars in Cliente, a quirky and offbeat look at the bittersweet life of a male prostitute, which Balasko co-adapted from her 2005 novel with screenwriter Franck Lee Joseph. Eric Caravaca stars as Patrick, a French hustler in his mid-30s whose path criss-crosses with that of infomercial actress Judith (Nathalie Baye) in a local park. A ...
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Overview

Gallic actress-turned-director Josiane Balasko - a Euro cinema mainstay best known for her unconventional romantic lead in Bertrand Blier's 1989 Trop belle pour toi - helms and co-stars in Cliente, a quirky and offbeat look at the bittersweet life of a male prostitute, which Balasko co-adapted from her 2005 novel with screenwriter Franck Lee Joseph. Eric Caravaca stars as Patrick, a French hustler in his mid-30s whose path criss-crosses with that of infomercial actress Judith (Nathalie Baye) in a local park. A nascent divorcee, she's in the mood for a quick fling, and follows suit with Marco, but this infuriates her sister, Irene (Balasko). Both sexual partners intend to enjoy the liaison as a one-time engagement; for better or worse, it soon repeats itself on multiple occasions and evolves into a deep-seated and very sticky relationship with lots of emotional strings. Significantly, this makes matters very complex and messy for Marco, who happens to be married to hairdresser Fanny (Isabelle Carre) and shares a residence with her, her mother (Catherine Hiegel) and her goth-decked sister (Marilou Berry, Balasko's real-life daughter)). Fanny, it seems, harbors no knowledge of Marco's real profession; when she discovers the truth, she systematically attempts to use her husband's profession to her own selfish advantages in lieu of objecting passionately or leaving him.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/2011
  • UPC: 030306977690
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Ifc Independent Film
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 78,059

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Caravaca Marco
Nathalie Baye Judith
Josiane Balasko Irene
Isabelle Carré Fanny
Catherine Hiegel
Marilou Berry
Felicite Wouassi
George Aguilar
Sandrine Le Berre
David Rousseau
Guillaume Verdier
Jean-Christophe Folly
Technical Credits
Josiane Balasko Director, Screenwriter
Yves Agostini Camera Operator
Robert Alazraki Cinematographer
Zazie Carcedo Asst. Director
Cyrile Colbeau-Justin Producer
Marie de la Selle Editor
Jean-Baptiste Dupont Producer
Dominique Hennequin Sound/Sound Designer
Franck Lee Joseph Screenwriter
Fabienne Katany Costumes/Costume Designer
Michel Kharat Sound/Sound Designer
Kore Score Composer
Claudine Merlin Editor
Olivier Radot Set Decoration/Design
Marie-Christine Ruh Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- French Gigolo
1. Opening Credits [6:23]
2. Odd Jobs To Get By [4:42]
3. The Pet Brush [4:56]
4. 10,000 in 3 Days [5:13]
5. Jim Many Horses [4:14]
6. Rosanna the Gold Mine [4:49]
7. A More Specific Date [3:52]
8. Different Generations [3:36]
9. A New Gift, A New Girl [6:29]
10. A Gigolo [5:31]
11. Surprising News [5:38]
12. Going Away Party [5:28]
13. Just Be An Escort [5:07]
14. Back to Normal [4:30]
15. Let's Talk Planning [5:15]
16. Walking Home From Work [4:51]
17. I'm a Hustler [6:12]
18. Stop Paying Me [3:09]
19. Wanting A New Life [4:58]
20. One Simple Phrase [5:01]
21. End Credits [3:52]
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Disc #1 -- French Gigolo
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