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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "Tu veux... ou tu veux pas?" or "The Missionaries")


directed by Tonie Marshall
France/Belgium 2014


Fired from her sales job in Japan for sleeping with her most lucrative clients ("This is not a geisha house"), sex mad Judith (Sophie Marceau, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH) returns to Paris and considers a change of vocations. Late for an interview as a dental assistant, Judith runs into Lambert (singer Patrick Bruel, PARIS-MANHATTAN) who just happens to need a student trainee replacement for his tandem couples therapy practice. A former pilot who lost his job due to his sex addition, Lambert has been attending an abstinence support group and finds himself severely tempted by Judith's outgoing manner (and her green shoes). As therapists, the two manage to balance each other out with her reducing every issue to sex and him so eager to look past physical needs for the emotional; but as potential romantic partners, they are a disaster. Lambert's abstinence sponsor Alain (François Morel) advises him not to fire her but to keep her on as a challenge to his willpower, but he quickly becomes jealous of his best friend Bruno's (Philippe Lellouche) flirtation with Judith who finds that Lambert is less attractive to her when he relents to her overtures with the intention of getting it over with. After a public blow-up during a forum presentation, Lambert falls off the wagon (and ends up in Belgium) while a boozing Judith gets counsel from a squirrel (Patrick Braoudé). Chanteuse Sylvie Vartan (MALPERTUIS) appears as Lambert's man-starved mother while André Wilms (LE HAVRE) is Judith's perfumer uncle and Jean-Pierre Marielle (TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE) has a cameo as himself.

Eric Cotenas


Theatrical Release: 1 October 2014 (France)

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DVD Review: Strand Releasing - Region 1 - NTSC

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Strand Releasing

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:27:27

2.34:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 8.17 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Strand Releasing

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.34:1

Edition Details:
� Theatrical Trailer (16:9; 1:40)
� Previews

DVD Release Date: May 24th, 2016

Chapters 8





Although running under ninety minutes and free of substantive special features, Strand has given their DVD of this film a high bitrate, dual-layer encode. The Dolby Digital 5.1 track is a tad more playful than expected for a romantic comedy due to the two protagonists' fanciful daydreams and nightmares along with the film's use of music. The optional English subtitles are without any glaring errors. The only extras are a trailer for the film and previews for four other titles.

  - Eric Cotenas


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