A male Parisian driving school owner who goes to see his doctor and complains of feeling run down is pronounced four months pregnant. When the diagnosis is confirmed by a specialist, the result is an international media frenzy.
When The Pied Piper proved to be a commercial failure (no wonder considering how many kids it must have traumatized), Demy returned to France again for one of his lightest and most commercial films, the fluffy comedy A Slightly Pregnant Man (released in France under the far more cumbersome title of L’Événement le plus important depuis que l’homme a marché sur la lune, or “The Most Important Event Since Man Walked on the Moon”). Beauty salon worker Irene (Deneuve) is more than a little confused when her driver’s ed teacher fiance, Marco (Mastroianni, her real-life beau at the time), is told by his physician that he’s actually four months pregnant. Paris is thrown into an uproar and the scientific community is flipped upside down as Marco contends with his growing celebrity.
Extremely light on plot, this was the first of the odd pregnant man subgenre (followed by uneven efforts like Rabbit Test and Junior) and, like those followers, can’t quite come up with a satisfactory solution to its provocative story hook; however, Demy manages to casually bat around issues of religion, abortion, feminism, and sexual orientation with ease, and even some musical content slips through with Mirielle Mathieu belting out the catchy theme song a couple of times. Of course, the usual eye-popping colors and wild production design choices (check out that big gold thumb!) are still present throughout.
1.41GB | 1h 35mn | 960×576 | mkv