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Léolo (1992)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  2 April 1993 (USA)
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Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he ... See full summary »

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Ginette Reno ...
Mother
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Pierre Bourgault ...
Word Tamer
Giuditta Del Vecchio ...
Bianca
Andrée Lachapelle ...
Psychiatrist
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Germain Houde ...
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Yves Montmarquette ...
Fernand
Lorne Brass ...
Fernand's Enemy
Roland Blouin ...
Father
Geneviève Samson ...
Rita
Marie-Hélène Montpetit ...
Nanette
Francis St-Onge ...
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Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he constructs for himself through his writings, where he's Leolo Lozone, son of a Sicilian peasant (conceived in a bizarre act involving a tomato). And his experiences of growing up (especially his sexual development) affect his response to both these worlds... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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CAD 560,206 (Canada)
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The book which appears in the movie is "L'avalée des avalés" (translated as "Swallow of the Swallowed") by Canadian writer Réjean Ducharme. See more »

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Narrator: That day, I understood that fear lived in our deepest being.
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Brilliant, beautiful, wistful black comedy.
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Wonderful sad film about the tragedy of a sensitive soul in conflict with a society that is brutal, vulgar, and obscene. One of the most unusual films ever made-- daring and audacious, and richly rewarding. And the Tom Waits songs on the sound track are just right for this movie: melancholy and off-beat.


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