Comedy - Development 2010

An American couple’s love is rekindled when “professional French seducer” falls in love with the woman. This script is told in a light-hearted, spoof-like, fashion, satirizing American culture, the American view of Europeans, and capitalism.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Synopsis
    • “Le Swap,” is a romantic-comedy about a rich, handsome Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, “Kevin,” who loses his Fiancée – of five years – to a short, chunky Frenchman, “Jacques”( who resembles a cross between Peter Lorre and E.T.), after going to a “Swap Club.” Jacques is a “professional seducer” - Kevin is in trouble. He attempts to win his fiancée “Monica” back, whom he realizes he really does love, with the aid of “Mario Amore,” an Italian patient who has his own weird motives for helping.
      “Le Swap” is a romantic-comedy in the vein of “A Fish Called Wanda” meets “The Pink Panther.” The tone is like (Francis Veber’s) “The Dinner Game” – its “naughty,” but not raunchy. It’s an upbeat story, with a group of oddly lovable, but weird, people. The instant joke of “Le Swap” is purely visual - the handsome, “All-American” Plastic Surgeon, “Kevin,” vs. Jacques. (i.e. picture George Clooney losing a woman to Jacques Villeret, the goofy character of “The Dinner Game”, a kind of French Roberto Benigni.)