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Noël Simsolo (scenario and dialogue) and
Paul Vecchiali (scenario and dialogue)
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16 June 1975 (France) See more »
A well-known politician woman receives a tape showing her son in a porno movie. She decides to hire a female detective to figure out who is trying to black-mail her. | Add synopsis »
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Myriam Mézières ... Mélinda
Françoise Giret ... Catherine Desprès

Hélène Surgère ... Françoise Bourgeois

Sonia Saviange ... Isa-Marguerite
Liza Braconnier ... Madame Mado

Howard Vernon ... Jacques des Grieux
Nanette Corey ... Natacha
Michel Delahaye ... Colonel Bourgeois
Dominique Erlanger ... Domino
Noël Simsolo ... Ferdinand Desprès
Huguette Dathane ... Lancelote
Natacha Karenoff ... Mistigri
Valérie Wilson ... Mylène
Jean Droze ... Albéric
Marcel Gassouk ... Victor-Marcel
Andrew Moore ... Andrew
Serge Casado ... Videur
Jack Gatteau ... Jacky
Antonio Diaz ... L'opérateur qui filme la partouze
Mona Heftre ... Mona Mour (as Mona Mour)

Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Alain Bourgeois
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudine Beccarie ... La pipeuse masquée du générique/Une partouzarde
Benoît Archenoul ... (uncredited)
Denise Farchy ... La vieille lesbienne au Shanghaï-Lili (uncredited)
Lisbeth Heulle ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Vecchiali 
Writing credits
Noël Simsolo (scenario and dialogue) and
Paul Vecchiali (scenario and dialogue)

Produced by
Jean-François Davy .... producer
Original Music by
Roland Vincent 
Cinematography by
Georges Strouvé (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Françoise Merville 
Paul Vecchiali 
Makeup Department
Jacky Bouban .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Patrick Joubert .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Claude Biette .... second assistant director
Jacques Gibert .... first assistant director
Jean-Claude Guiguet .... second assistant director
Art Department
Pierre Bellot .... flower decorator
Jean-Paul Savignac .... set dresser
Sound Department
Jacques Gauron .... sound
Dominique Hennequin .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Guy Trielli .... special effects
Paul Trielli .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Atellian .... key grip (as Robert Atelian)
Luigi Bisioli .... key electrician
Jean Castagnier .... assistant camera
Félix Chiapolini .... electrician (as Felix Chiappolini)
Alain Venisse .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Martine Boullier .... first assistant editor
Franck Mathieu .... assistant editor (as Frank Mathieu)
Music Department
Marcel Azzola .... musician: Accordéon et bandonéon
Roland Vincent .... music recordist
Other crew
Chantal Cohen .... production secretary
Gilbert Guez .... press relations
Aline Lecomte .... script girl (as Aline Le Comte)

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Also Known As:
"Don't Change Hands" - International (English title)
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France:86 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Experimental film mixes genres, styles and even XXX vs. soft-core, 26 September 2017
Author: lor_ from New York, New York

Paul Vecchiali's work is an acquired taste, as he is a filmmaker who marches to the beat of his own drum, never fashionable or popular. Produced by a famous pornographer of the day (Jean-Francois Davy of "Exhibition" fame) it's a rare mainstream (sort of) movie that carefully integrates explicit hardcore sex content into a strong story.

Like other of his films, notably "Femme Femme", Vecchiali seems most influenced from the Nouvelle Vague by Jacques Rivette, with his strong heroines and challenging mix of camp with seriousness. Here we have Myriam Mezieres, an uninhibited performer who takes Paul's challenge to do strong soft-core sex scenes to heart, as a trench-coated hard-boiled detective, with most of the many prominent roles going to similarly tough women. Her case is to investigate what's going on with Helene Surgere's adult son, who we see at the opening of the film starring in a hardcore black & white stag movie that leaves nothing to the imagination.

With plenty of shoot-outs and mock-violence, Vecchiali creates a strange, campy world for her to move in, revolving around a nightclub where drag queens perform on stage alongside cis-females, wigs are on everybody, and cast members sometimes burst into song or dance without provocation. There are several orgies integrated into the convoluted plot, both staged both soft-core and hardcore, and ultimately when the story is resolved and a scandal blasted across the front page of the newspapers, we see Myriam walking away with the imagery of a serious film as conclusion.

Along the way the camp approach comes on so strong that this movie has "cult classic" written all over it, even if that did not come to pass. The direct-sound dialog has bite, the acting top-notch and the unpredictability of situations delightful for the jaded movie buff. However, a more general "art house" target audience is likely to have found it all too precious and indigestible.

Vecchiali's one movie that broke through onto the U.S. art house circuit was "Drugstore Romance" in 1983, featuring several of the "Change pas" leading ladies, and evidence of his career obscurity is the lack of a single review of that movie in IMDb.

For the opening title, "Change pas de main" is converted back and forth to "Change pas demain" (tomorrow), giving it a double meaning.

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