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Year: 2015
Original Title: Un homme idéal
Length: 97 minutes
Genre: Drama
Studios: Studio Canal, Mars Films
Distributor: Studio Canal
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: November 20 2015


Ranking: 4,461 out of 16,357 movies (up 1321)


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Mathieu is a 25-years old boy who dreams to be a wonderful writer. His greatest dream is almost impossible to realize because his all works are rejected by publishing house. While he waits his chance. At the moment, Mathieu works in his uncle's job. His life will change totally when he discovers a fantastic unpublished novel written by a old man who dies suddenly. Mathieu thinks a lot of about it, finally, he decides to publish with his name like the author. The novel becames in a best-seller and Mathieus is considered like a great example for New French Literature. But lies have a temporal life and he will do as much as possible for keeping his hidden secret. More lies and, even, death, he's going to do many things.


Cast A Perfect Man

Ludovic Berthillot

Ludovic Berthillot

The boss of the movers

Marc Barbé

Marc Barbé


Pierre Niney

Pierre Niney


Valéria Cavalli

Valéria Cavalli

Hélène Fursac



Trivia A Perfect Man

'Un homme idéal' is, by the admission of the director, under the influence of several films including Noon with Alain Delon who also dealt with identity theft and part by Yann Gozlan of the great masterpieces of the cinema. He also said he was inspired by the work of writer Patricia Highsmith who has written Mr. Ripley, which deals with the same subject: the quest and identity theft. 'Un homme idéal' is the first thriller starring Pierre Niney, more customary comedy and drama before. 'A Perfect Man' was previously carried the working title 'Straw Man'.