Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Please, Please Me!
(Fais-Moi Plaisir!)

Year: 2009
Country: France
Language: French
Run Time: 92 minutes

Please, Please Me!
Please, Please Me!
Please, Please Me!
Please, Please Me!

What's a man got to do to have a little sex? A lot apparently, and sometimes that doesn't even guarantee the desired end result. First, he must fetch coffee. Next, when the neighbor knocks, the door must be answered. Then, a woman calls. And, with the call, the story unfolds. Jean-Jacques (played by director Mouret) tells his girlfriend Ariane about his friend who has created a fail-safe way to lure women for encounters. Not considering the consequences, Jean-Jacques tries it out… and unwittingly lures the President's daughter, Elisabeth. Ariane, upset at first but not wanting to be completely undone by the near infidelity, comes to the conclusion that perhaps it's not infidelity but being a "thoroughly modern couple." She sends Jean-Jacques off with her blessing to consummate his desire at a party hosted by Elisabeth. A comedy of errors, part Buster Keaton/part Woody Allen, follows. A soundtrack that rings of the Pink Panther underscores the absurdity. It's hard to believe that a single night can hold so much adventure and mishap. PLEASE, PLEASE ME! offers a farcical look at modern infidelity. (In French with subtitles) – C.C.P.

CIFF34 Screenings

Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Emmanuel Mouret

Emmanuel Mouret

Emmanuel Mouret was born in 1970 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. He graduated from La Fémis, the French state film school. He has an extensive filmography as director, actor, and screenwriter.

"Laissons Lucie faire!" (2000), "Venus and Fleur" (2004), "Change of Address" (2006) – 30th CIFF, "Shall We Kiss?" (2007) – 33rd CIFF, PLEASE, PLEASE ME! (2009)

Frédéric Niedermayer

Laurent Desmet

Martial Salomon

Principal Cast
Emmanuel Mouret, Judith Godrèche, Déborah François, Frédréque Bel

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