Man Is a Woman

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Man Is a Woman
1998 L homme est une femme.jpg
Original film poster
Directed by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann
Produced by Régine Konckier
Jean-Luc Ormières
Written by Gilles Taurand
Jean-Jacques Zilbermann (screenplay & story)
Joële Van Effenterre (story)
Starring Antoine de Caunes
Elsa Zylberstein
Music by Giora Feidman
Cinematography Pierre Aïm
Edited by Monica Coleman
Distributed by PolyGram Film Distribution (France)
Release date
Running time
100 min
Country France
Language French / Yiddish / English
Budget $4.1 million
Box office $3.8 million[1]

Man Is a Woman (French title: L'homme est une femme comme les autres) is a 1998 French film directed by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann.


Simon Eskanazy is a thirty-year-old gay musician. Born into a Jewish family, he took great pains to accept his homosexuality, and to get his family (including his mother and his uncle, Salomon) to do the same. The latter, Uncle Salomon is a wealthy banker who offered him a deal: he'll give him 10 million francs and will bequeath his mansion to Simon only if Simon agrees to marry a woman. First reluctant, he met Rosalie Baumann, a Jewish singer known for singing in Yiddish, she is very observant, and her parents live in the United States. Little by little, while getting to know her, Simon falls in love with her.



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