I Don't Kiss (J'Embrasse Pas)
AroView: A 19-year old breaks away from his sheltered rural life and drifts into the seedy world of Parisian street life and soon gives up his dream of becoming an actor - instead turning tricks and falling for a sultry prostitute (Emmanuelle Beart). A bluntly realistic street story set in a merciless urban landscape.
“It’s brutal, it’s honest, and it’s unflinching. The performances are faultless, it’s just a pity that the ending couldn’t have been a bit tidier.” ~Miranda Sawyer, Empire
“Writer-director André Téchiné’s 1991 road-to-ruin drama is obvious, relentlessly downbeat and old-fashioned but is greatly enlivened by the flavour of the Paris sub-culture and the performances, especially young Blanc’s and Noiret as the gay TV star who befriends him.” ~Derek Winnert (.com)