Mon beau petit cul
Documentary, 105 min.
|Title E:||My Sweet Little Ass|
|Title G:||Mein süsser kleiner Arsch|
by Simon Bischoff
Italy / Switzerland, April 1998
The film's principal character is Jean Neuenschwander, who left his home in French-speaking Switzerland in 1956 for Canada, where he was soon appointed manager of a large luxury hotel in Vancouver. In 1971, he bought a house in Tangiers where he settled down a few years later, at the age of 51, for a cosy and opulent retirement. “My Sweet Little Ass” is the account of his personal life, which Jean Neuenschwander clearly takes delight in recounting. He is a likeable hedonist who manages his affairs and his pleasures with considerable skill. From this somewhat comfortable existence, Simon Bischoff subtly extracts a group portrait of the homosexual subculture of Tangiers, which for some has the power of myth, particulary when frequented by characters such as Paul Bowles.
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Written by: Simon Bischoff
World Premiere: April 1998
Original Version: German/French (french/german subtitles), colour, 35mm, 105 min.
Editing: Sergio Buzi
Sound: Mohcin Kamouni
Music: Jilala Tanger