Cliente (Client) (A French Gigolo)
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Cliente (Client) (A French Gigolo)
French cinema has never been shy about depicting female desire. Cliente, Josiane Balasko's matter-of-fact comedy about the commodification of love, is no exception. An elegant entrepreneur in her fifties, Judith unapologetically engages male escorts to minister to her sexual pleasure. When she answers Patrick's ad, she's charmed by the sensitive fellow in the classic suit; it's as if he stepped right out of the Nouvelle Vague films of her youth. But from the get-go, things with this good-natured gent aren't as efficient as with other lovers. Not only is he unable to sustain… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...a lamentably misguided piece of work..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Me sygkratimenes ysteries kai kresento demena me empeiria kai sobarotita, i Balasko pantreyei tin galliki mpalafara tis me ena periergo misopsimeno kai misomasimeno koinoniko endiaferon poy se paei me skampanebasmata toy rythmoy kai ton synaisthimaton, me"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
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