Shall We Kiss?

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Shall We Kiss?
Directed by Emmanuel Mouret
Produced by Frédéric Niedermayer
Written by Emmanuel Mouret
Starring Virginie Ledoyen
Emmanuel Mouret
Julie Gayet
Cinematography Laurent Desmet
Edited by Martial Salomon
Distributed by TFM Distribution
Release date
  • 4 September 2007 (2007-09-04) (Venice)
  • 12 December 2007 (2007-12-12) (France)
Running time
96 minutes
Country France
Language French

Shall We Kiss? (French title: Un baiser s'il vous plaît) is a 2007 French romantic comedy film directed by Emmanuel Mouret and starring Virginie Ledoyen, Mouret, Julie Gayet, Michaël Cohen, Frédérique Bel and Stefano Accorsi.[1]


In Nantes, Gabriel meets Émilie, a married woman. The two pass an evening together, and as they are about to part ways, Gabriel asks her for a kiss. She refuses, and explains by telling him a story: In Paris, her friend Judith, happily married, has a childhood friend, Nicolas, who she still sees regularly. One day, as a solution to his lack of physical affection, Nicolas asks Judith for a platonic kiss. She accepts, and subsequently what should have been a simple act between friends without consequences becomes complicated, and the situation quickly becomes out of control.


  • Virginie Ledoyen: Judith (scientist)
  • Emmanuel Mouret: Nicolas Gimas (mathematics professor), Judith's best friend
  • Julie Gayet: Émilie (creative writer), friend of Judith's
  • Michaël Cohen: Gabriel (art restorer), Émilie's love interest
  • Frédérique Bel: Caline (airline hostess), Nicolas' girlfriend
  • Stefano Accorsi: Claudio (pharmacist), Judith's husband
  • Marie Madinier: Églantine (prostitute)
  • Mélanie Maudran: Pénélope
  • Lucciana de Vogue: Louise
  • Jacques Lafoly: waiter


The film received mostly positive reviews, scoring 76% on Rotten Tomatoes.[2]


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