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French prostitute takes in beggar

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2001 5:03 pm
by Wildlyfer
Sirs,
Sigh........I need help. A couple years ago, maybe 3 or 4 there was a film that was broadcast on either Cinemax or Showtime and it was about a French prostitute who takes mercy on a beggar sleeping underneath her apartment. She had black short hair, very skinny and he was with a full beard and rather, well, looked like a beggar. So she feeds him and gives him wine and for some reason she allows him to be her lover and he in return cleans up, shaves, and starts taking her money and buying nice clothes. He then begins to become a ladies' man and starts making money by having sex with them. Somewhere along the way he meets a blond woman and, I forget what happens afterwards, but eventually the prostitute is forced to return to her old ways and the guy somehow gets arrested by the police. Somehow the blonde woman and the prostitute meet, and I believe the blond was pregnant when she had helped the prostitute out a street argument. They became friends and I think they knew the guy but he had disappeared. Over the years the prostitute becomes married and has children and she and the blonde continue a friendly relationship. Then, they both find out the guy had gotten arrested and they tried to explain to the police what had happened (not sure why they had to tell their story) but in the end, they both are admitting that even though he had taken their money, left them, they still love him and want him out of jail.
End of story. If you can tell me the name of the film, God I'll be grateful.
Thanks
Wildlyfer@aol.com


Re: French prostitute takes in beggar

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2001 6:26 pm
by maya
"My Man" aka "Mon Homme"

Re: French prostitute takes in beggar

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2001 6:36 pm
by Wildlyfer
MAYA! How in the world did you find it? What year? Who are the names of the actors?

Re: French prostitute takes in beggar

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2001 10:34 pm
by pekak62
The film starts off OK but degenerates. Ending is rather weak.

Re: French prostitute takes in beggar

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2001 12:19 am
by Wildlyfer
Yes the ending was weak. But I did enjoy the semi-comedy drama of it. It was interesting. Would anyone know if it's for rental? Thanks.

Re: French prostitute takes in beggar

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2001 9:57 pm
by maya
I found it at the local Blockbuster!

Re: French prostitute takes in beggar

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2001 10:02 pm
by maya
Go to search on this site and you will find out more about the movie.

Re: French prostitute takes in beggar

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2001 10:02 pm
by maya
Go to search on this site and you will find out more about the movie.

Re: French prostitute takes in beggar

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2001 12:25 am
by Wildlyfer
Maya? Believe it or not? I just happened to glance at the cable guide and there it was! One late night showing only! I couldn't believe it. I called all the video, well, half of what was in Yellow Pages, and lol, I still can't believe it. You should see it. It's funny. You'll like the guy somewhat. But yeah the ending wasn't too hot.

Re: French prostitute takes in beggar

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2001 4:16 pm
by maya
wildlyfer, When I first watched this film I thought for a moment I was watching a porno *LOL* The sex scence are pretty intense. Another french film I enjoyed and reminded me of "My Man" is "Betty Blue" If you have not seen it yet, get it at your local video store. It is worth watching a little sad but worth watching.See Ya ;)