La Travestie (1988)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Nicole (Zabou) is a female attorney who is frustrated with the male-dominated world of provincial law. She embezzles money from a law firm and travels to Paris where she disguises herself as a man in hopes it will make a difference in her life and career. Nicole has two lesbian affairs and becomes a pimp for one of the women. She also has an affair with a man who indicates that he doesn't want a serious relationship. Nicole's loneliness leads her to the affairs as she continues the downward spiral into schizophrenia in this depressing psychological drama.

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depression, disguise, embezzlement, lawyer, lesbianism, loneliness, mental-illness, pimp, schizophrenia, women's-issues