Mauvais Genre 26 years old

The film's title is a pun, the double meaning referencing both the "wrong genre" and a person with distasteful motives. Insecure novelist Martial Bok (Jacques Gamblin) promotes his new sexy novel La Fille de Dos ("Girl Observed From the Rear") with a round of book-signings and talk-shows. When beautiful hat designer Camille (Monica Bellucci) buys the book, Martial follows her and spies on her as she reads his book and removes her clothing. It's the beginning of his obsession and also an inspiration. After Martial's live-in girlfriend Lucie (Elina Lowensohn) establishes contact with Camille for real, Martial is able to type out another sexy manuscript.


Mauvais Genre Cast

Name Character
Monica Bellucci She was 32, now 59 years old as Camille
Michel Aumont He was 60, 82 years old when he died as Bernard Brondin
Jacques Gamblin He was 39, now 65 years old as Martial Bok
Michael Lonsdale He was 66, now 92 years old as Honoré de Balzac
Agnès Obadia She was 34, now 60 years old as Michèle
Elina Löwensohn She was 30, now 57 years old as Lucie

Mauvais Genre Crew

Name Department
Laurent Bénégui as Director. He was 38 (now 64) years old Directing
Laurent Bénégui as Writer. He was 38 (now 64) years old Writing
Jean-Luc Gaget as Writer. He was 38 (now 65) years old Writing
Mauvais Genre poster
Mauvais Genre (26 years)

  • Release day: Tuesday, May 27, 1997
  • Runtime: 90 minutes