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Teacher watches his life become upside down after Justice appoints him as tutor of a troubled kid.

Director: Lorenzo Gabriele

Writers: Philippe Le Dem, Julie Gilbert

Release Date: 20 November 2002 (France)
29 November 2005 (DVD premiere, USA)

Genres: Comedy

Storyline: When the courts appoint college professor Jean-Pierre (Jean-Claude Brialy) as the guardian of a hopelessly troubled teen (Julien Bravo), the teacher instantly fears that his carefully constructed yet precarious life will be turned upside down. That includes a seemingly happy marriage juggled with a homosexual lover (Antonio Interlandi). But the more he protests the ruling, the more suspicions are aroused, giving him some explaining to do.

@Amazon: As Luck Would Have It


Cast (in credits order) Jean-Claude Brialy ... Jean-Pierre Muller
Sabine Haudepin ... Alice
Antonio Interlandi ... Armando
Julien Bravo ... Antoine
Elena Noverraz ... Ana
Jean-Pierre Gos ... Bernie
Lorriane Cherpillod ... Samantha
Anne Kreis ... Mme le juge
Jacques Michel ... Le recteur
Juan-Antonio Crespillo ... Grégoire
Florence Quartenoud ... Assistante sociale #1
Philippe Le Dem ... Dufoix
Jean-Alexandre Blanchet ... Le facteur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gaspard Boesch ... Le mari divorcé
Lorianne Cherpillod ... Samantha
Caroline Cons ... Assistante sociale #2
Hélène Hudovernik ... La fleuriste
Brigitte Rosset ... La femme divorcée
Ian Todary ... Tom Brunet (as Yann Toderi)

Jean-Pierre & Armando


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 1st, 2011 11:02 am (UTC)
I liked this movie, it was light and funny but not stupid. The gay themed love story is mostly second stage, but it's good as well: Jean-Pierre is a college professor who is having a love story with a cuban masseur, Armando; due to the professor's involvement with charity organization, he is not flaunting his homosexuality, but all people living around him knows about it and has no issue at all. The suddenly the court appoints him as guardian for an underage troubled kid, and social services start to poke in his life and he "remembers" that he is actually married to a woman: she was his girl best friend and needed to marry to remain in Switzerland. In the coming circumstances, Alice agrees to come back living with Jean-Pierre, arousing Armando's suspicious. That is another point I actually loved, even if Jean-Pierre is not exactly an adonis, and obviously he is older than Armando, the love story felt sincere, and Armando is really in love with Jean-Pierre. Their love story is sweet and romantic and I can see that, if they overcome this situtation, it will be an enduring one.
May. 1st, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
the trailer looks absolutely delightful!
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