The School of Flesh (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Erotic Drama, Psychological Drama, Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 26, 1999 (USA)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Bhob Stewart

Benoit Jacquot directed this French drama about an older woman and a younger man, adapted from the novel by Yukio Mishima. When career woman Dominique (Isabelle Huppert) goes out to a nightclub one evening, her attraction to bartender Quentin (Vincent Martinez) is observed by cross-dressing Chris (Vincent Lindon), who approaches her and supplies inside dope on Quentin, leaving her intrigued. Although Dominique and Quentin travel in radically different spheres of income, class, politics, and education, these barriers recede into the background as sexual passion overcomes the couple. Shown in competition at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.



bartender, class-consciousness, May-December-romance, relationship, transvestite