Rent A Perfect Man (2015)

3.4 of 5 from 76 ratings
1h 39min
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Synopsis:
Twenty-five-year old Mathieu (Pierre Niney) has always aspired to become a famous author, but despite all his efforts, he has never managed to be published. Meanwhile, he earns his living by working for a moving company. One day, on a removal job, his destiny takes a new turn as he stumbles across the manuscript of an elderly and solitary man who has recently died. Initially hesitant, Mathieu eventually decides to steal the text and pretend he wrote it. Unexpectedly, he quickly becomes the bright new star of French literature.
Everyone is now eagerly anticipating his second novel, and as each day passes and pressure mounts, Mathieu plunges ever deeper into a criminal spiral of lies in order to keep his dark secret hidden.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , Olivier Antoine, , , , Serge Grünberg, , Rebecca Fitoussi, , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Wassim Béji, Thibault Gast, Matthias Weber
Voiced By:
Morgane Lombard, Frédérique Farina
Writers:
Yann Gozlan, Guillaume Lemans, Grégoire Vigneron
Aka:
Un Homme Idéal
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
Thrillers
Countries:
France, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/12/2015
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (3) of A Perfect Man

Enthralling suspense thriller - A Perfect Man review by Alphaville

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02/04/2016

A talentless young French writer finds a dead man’s brilliant unpublished manuscript and passes it off as his own. No spoilers – this all happens in the first ten minutes. The book is a first-hand account of soldiering in the 1950s Algerian war. What could possibly go wrong? Finding out will keep you glued to the screen. The more dangerous and ridiculous his predicaments become, the more you’ll squirm with him. The suspense is akin to watching Kevin Costner becoming increasingly cornered in No Way Out. Great stuff, with a doozie of an ending that will make you both laugh and cry.

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Thorougly Entertaining - A Perfect Man review by cp

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04/04/2016

I'm a lover of French cinema anyway, but this is one of the finest examples I've seen of the genre in quite some time.

The deeper the poor author becomes involved in his web of lies, the more you actually feel for him.

Excellent performances and I rather like his girlfriends family home on the riviera!

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Wishes come true - at a price - A Perfect Man review by AS

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30/08/2017

Pierre Niney is excellent as the would-be novelist who takes one risk and then faces an ever-escalating comeuppance. Adroit plot. Believable characters. Sharp direction. And a brilliant, if heart-wrenching, twist at the end.

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