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Lilies (1996)
"Lilies - Les feluettes" (original title)

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1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a québécois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. The inmates force the prelate to watch a play depicting what ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brent Carver ...
Countess De Tilly
Marcel Sabourin ...
The Bishop
Aubert Pallascio ...
Jason Cadieux ...
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Young Bilodeau
Danny Gilmore ...
Vallier
Alexander Chapman ...
Lydie-Anne
Ian D. Clark ...
Chaplain / Father Saint Michel
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Timothée
Robert Lalonde ...
The Baron
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The Baroness
John Dunn-Hill ...
Warden
Paul-Patrice Charbonneau ...
Chauffeur
Michel Marc Bouchard ...
Photographer
Khanh Hua ...
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1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a québécois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. The inmates force the prelate to watch a play depicting what really happened in 1912. We meet him as a young man, strait-laced, intent on convincing Simon (now the convict) to join the seminary with him. Vallier, the son of an impoverished and eccentric countess, loves Simon and he is drawn to Vallier, but in fear of his father's wrath for kissing Vallier during drama rehearsal, Simon courts a visiting Parisian, asking her to marry him. Vallier, encouraged by his mother, attends the engagement party to declare his love for Simon. And what does the watchful Bilodeau do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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CAD 2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$221,494 (USA) (17 October 1997)
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Chaplain: The confession will take place in the chapel.
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The most beautiful gay film ever
19 August 2002 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

This film stands out in my collection as the most beautiful gay love story on film so far. It's lyrical story-telling is accented by it's Romeo & Juliet-inspired forbidden love theme, while avoiding any political message that plagues today's current stream of gay love stories. With it's gorgeous location, haunting sound-track and surreal moments of simple tenderness, Lilies succeeds at simply being a beautiful film.


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