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Léolo (1992)

Not Rated | | 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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Pierre Bourgault ...
Word Tamer
Giuditta Del Vecchio ...
Bianca
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Psychiatrist
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Teacher
Yves Montmarquette ...
Fernand
Lorne Brass ...
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Roland Blouin ...
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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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Comedy | Drama

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$610,488 (USA)
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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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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Bottle Deposit (1996) See more »

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Cold Cold Ground
Written and performed by Tom Waits
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Best Film of 1992
11 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

I caught this late one night on the Independent film channel i caught the first few minutes and was amazed when i had finally seen the whole thing I loved it rarely have i seen a more poetic or brilliantly told portrait of any person young or old personified on screen the film is French-Canadian but transcends language Maxime Collin's performance is stellar. The voice over narration adds just the right element to the film. It is often funny, dramatic, heart wrenching and odd in the same breath and enjoyable throughout. Leolo is a film that is a rarity and most definitely a can't miss.


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