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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator (voice)
Pierre Bourgault ...
Word Tamer
Giuditta Del Vecchio ...
Yves Montmarquette ...
Lorne Brass ...
Fernand's Enemy
Roland Blouin ...
Geneviève Samson ...
Marie-Hélène Montpetit ...
Francis St-Onge ...
Leolo, age 6


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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Ginette Reno's film debut. See more »


Narrator: That day, I understood that fear lived in our deepest being.
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The Lady of Shalott
Lyrics by Alfred Lord Tennyson and music by Loreena McKennitt
Performed by Loreena McKennitt'
(used during the movie and also during the closing credits)
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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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