Tenue de Soirée

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Menage begins as a comedy of sorts, but be warned: it develops into a very dark, very confusing probe into the seamier aspects of Parisian life. Gerard Depardieu plays a crude but charismatic thief, whose own gayness does not prevent his commiserating with those of the opposite sex. Miou-Miou and Michel Blanc are young, impoverished lovers who fall under Depardieu's influence. He gains their confidence by introducing them to kinky sex, then sucks them into a vortex of crime. Director Bertrand Blier, who in most ...
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Overview

Menage begins as a comedy of sorts, but be warned: it develops into a very dark, very confusing probe into the seamier aspects of Parisian life. Gerard Depardieu plays a crude but charismatic thief, whose own gayness does not prevent his commiserating with those of the opposite sex. Miou-Miou and Michel Blanc are young, impoverished lovers who fall under Depardieu's influence. He gains their confidence by introducing them to kinky sex, then sucks them into a vortex of crime. Director Bertrand Blier, who in most of his films has explored the awesome power rather than pleasure of sex, nearly outdoes himself in Menage aka Tenue de Soiree.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Considered somewhat daring in 1986, Tenue de Soiree's subject matter -- a thief who seduces both a husband and wife and then steals the husband away from the wife -- is not as surprising today, which lessens the film's impact somewhat. As with many of director/writer Bertrand Blier's films, Tenue deals with male-male relationships vs. male-female relationships, coming down decidedly on the side of the former. Blier's particular world view will not be shared by all, especially in its specifics, but in Tenue, Blier's personal commitment to it informs the picture with power. Yet despite all this, Tenue is ultimately a buoyant comedy; even when it gets serious, the jokes keep coming, although they get more disturbing as the film goes on. Blier is helped immensely by his irreplaceable trio of stars. As the lone female, Miou-Miou has the most difficult part, playing a woman who is written as rather shrewish and imbuing her with enough dimension to make her a strong, realized person. Michel Blanc is a treat as the milquetoast husband, seemingly good natured and bland but actually more interesting than that. And Gerard Depardieu has a grand time as the flamboyant master manipulator with a penchant for tiger stripe briefs. Though some will find the premise and attitude of the film difficult to take, for those who can tune into its wave, it's a witty little treat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/2009
  • UPC: 741952317098
  • Original Release: 1986
  • Rating:

  • Source: Koch Lorber Films
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,624

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gérard Depardieu Bob
Michel Blanc Antoine
Miou-Miou Monique
Bruno Cremer Art Collector
Jean-Pierre Marielle Depressed Man
Caroline Sihol Depressed Woman
Jean-François Stévenin Man in Bed with Wife
Mylène Demongeot Woman in Bed with Husband
Michel Creton Pedro
Jean-Yves Berteloot Man in Night Club
Michel Pilorge
Michel Such
Maurice Travail Monique's client
Moiu-Moiu Monique
Technical Credits
Bertrand Blier Director, Screenwriter
Bernard Bats Sound/Sound Designer
Michele Cerf Costumes/Costume Designer
René Cleitman Producer
Michel Deruelle Makeup
Philippe Dussart Producer
Serge Gainsbourg Score Composer
Dominique Hennequin Sound/Sound Designer
Joel Lavau Makeup
Claudine Merlin Editor
Théo Meurisse Production Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Jean Penzer Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ménage
1. Scared [6:06]
2. Smell the Money [4:49]
3. Gold Bars [4:13]
4. Vandalized Homes [7:09]
5. Question of Trust [4:20]
6. Alone With Your Shame [9:50]
7. Unfair Competition [4:45]
8. Disoriented [11:26]
9. Something Modest [11:40]
10. Slow Dance [8:35]
11. Your Soul [8:49]
12. Another Beer [2:29]
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Disc #1 -- Ménage
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