I Don't Kiss (French: J'embrasse pas) is a 1991 French drama\r\nfilm directed by André Téchiné, starring Manuel Blanc, Emmanuelle Béart and Philippe Noiret. The film is a\r\ngrim, melancholic portrait of a young man searching and failing to find meaning\r\nin his life. The film had a total of 472,187 admissions in France.
Pierre,\r\nan idealistic twenty-year-old man, leaves his home in a remote district of the\r\nPyrenees to travel to Paris, hoping to break away from his restrictive\r\nprovincial life. Arriving in the French capital, he turns to the only person he\r\nknows in the city, Evelyne, a middle aged nurse, whom he had briefly met when\r\nworking as a stretcher-bearer at Lourdes. She is vague and distracted, being\r\npreoccupied by the paralyzed mother with whom she lives. Nevertheless, she\r\nmanages to get Pierre a job as a hospital orderly. He finds somewhere to stay\r\nand, in order to fulfill his childhood dream, buys a book on how to become an\r\nactor.
A\r\ncolleague at work, Said, takes him to dinner with two middle-aged men: they are\r\nboth gay. The cellist, Dimitri, is Said’s lover, and the intellectual\r\ntelevision personality, Romain, is fascinated by Pierre but insists his\r\ninterest is platonic. Pierre is disgusted by the evening and when Romain gives\r\nhim a ride home and stops in a park that is a pick up point for hustlers, he\r\nwalks off in a huff, refusing to get back into Romain's car. Evelyne takes\r\nPierre to an expensive restaurant to make up for her earlier indifference. They\r\nreturn to her house and spend the night together. She offers him free\r\naccommodation, he moves in and they start an affair.