A Slightly Pregnant Man

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A Slightly Pregnant Man
French poster
Directed by Jacques Demy
Written by Jacques Demy
Starring Marcello Mastroianni
Catherine Deneuve
Music by Michel Legrand
Cinematography Andréas Winding
Edited by Anne-Marie Cotret
Release date
  • 20 September 1973 (1973-09-20)
Running time
92 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $2.1 million[1]

A Slightly Pregnant Man (French: L'Événement le plus important depuis que l'homme a marché sur la Lune, Italian: Niente di grave, suo marito è incinto) is a 1973 French-Italian comedy film directed by Jacques Demy.[2]


Marco (Marcello Mastroianni) is a driving instructor who is engaged to Irène (Catherine Deneuve), a hairdresser. After eating a chicken dinner, he complains to his housekeeper that she cooks chicken too frequently. He begins to feel bloated and tired and sees a doctor. The doctor determines that he is pregnant, and an expert concludes that the hormones in chicken have made him sufficiently feminine to carry a child. With his permission, the doctors publicize this event, and he becomes a model for a maternity clothing company creating a new line of paternity clothes. Many other men around the world become pregnant as well. Ultimately, it is revealed that he had a hysterical pregnancy.



  1. ^ "A Slightly Pregnant Man". JPbox. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "NY Times: A Slightly Pregnant Man". NY Times.com. Retrieved 28 March 2009. 

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