L’Escorte (1996)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

Canada, 1996.  Les productions Castor & Pollux Inc..  Screenplay by , Denis Langlois.  Cinematography by .  Produced by Bertrand Lachance, Denis Langlois.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Film Editing by , Denis Langlois.  Toronto International Film Festival 1996.  

A failing restaurateur and his longtime boyfriend throw a dinner party, during which a guest calls up an escort agency and has them send over a hired companion as a joke. By the time the young man arrives, all the guests have gone home except for one host, and the two of them have a good time until the boyfriend returns and demands a little retribution of his own. This clever little comedy has friendly characters and a rather mundane story, with a twist in the last third that is a charmer and well worth waiting for. All the actors are likable and the experience pleasant enough to sit through without much intense effort.

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