A Perfect Man (a.k.a. Un homme idéal)

Members only screening at The Collection on 05/08/22 at 7.30pm

France 2015
Dir: Yann Gozlan
Starring: Pierre Niney, Ana Girardot, André Marcon
Cert 12A
104 minutes

Would-be author Mathieu, frustrated by the fact that his début novel has been repeatedly rejected by publishers, makes ends meet by working for a house clearance company. On clearing the home of a recently deceased man he comes across a manuscript recounting the man’s experiences as a young French conscript in the Algerian War of Independence. Impressed by the quality of the writing, Mathieu decides to pass the work off as his own novel. It is accepted by a publisher and highly praised by critics. Mathieu is an instant success and soon the darling of the Parisian literati! He is living the life he always desired, but this shortcut to fame comes with a price and Mathieu finds himself taking increasingly extreme measures to maintain the deceit.

An exciting, tense thriller that will keep you in suspense.

The screening, which will be exclusively for those who were society members in 2019/20, will be at The Collection and start at 7.30pm. The café bar will be open from 6.30pm to allow for some pre-film refreshments and socialising. The auditorium at The Collection has a much smaller capacity than our previous venue, so booking is essential. So, only those who were members in 2019/20 and have booked in advance may attend – no guests or walk-ins.