Comment je me suis disputé... (ou ma vie sexuelle)
(My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument)

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Review, by Karen Jaehne


Paul is 29 years old; he is an assistant professor in a University just outside of Paris. Since Paul has been teaching without wanting to, he wants to quit this 'provisional' job he's been In for the last two years, but cannot seem to do it. He wants to quit so bad he hasn't even taken his exams to become a full-time professor. So he lives a part-time life with a modest income waiting to 'start' what would be hard for him to call, without a doubt, his life as a man. Paul lives with his cousin Bob, and has been seeing the same girl, Esther, for 10 years. They don't get on and they have spent 10 years trying to get rid of other. Paul has been having an adventure with another girl he met 2 years ago. But he finds out that she is engaged to his best friend, Nathan, whom he admires greatly. Since Paul doesn't believe in 'taking' a woman from another man, this is where his problems start...

"Seven masculine 'figures', like the different sides of one and the same question, that we turn over and over again: what knowledge have I ever had of the world? It's part comedy, part TV series. Hoping to have left most of the space to the female characters: Patricia as her malicious majesty, Valerie and her adventures, Esther and her destiny, and Sylvia with the narrative offered to her." - Arnaud Desplechin

Directed by: Arnaud Desplechin
Written by: Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bourdieu
Starring: Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuel Salinger, Marianne Denicourt, Thibault De Montalembert, Chiara Mastroianni, Denis Podalydès, Jeanne Balibar
Original Music by: Krishna Levy

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