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The Countess of Baton Rouge (1997)
"La comtesse de Bâton Rouge" (original title)

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Montreal film-maker Rex Prince travels to Louisiana to search for his first love Paula Paul, the Countess of the title: the loveliest bearded lady ever to grace a circus sideshow. To win ... See full summary »

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Rex Prince
Geneviève Brouillette ...
Paula Paul de Nerval
Isabel Richer ...
Fictionalized Paula Paul
David Boutin ...
Roy Tranquille
Frédéric Desager ...
The Great Zenon - The Cyclops
Gaston Lepage ...
Édouard Doré
France Castel ...
Nuna Breaux
Louise Marleau ...
Angèlie Temporel
Francine Ruel ...
Bébé Crocodile
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier ...
Julie Larousse
Marie Eykel ...
Marie Heureux (Passe-par-là)
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Suzanne Cloutier ...
Virginie Beaufort
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L'Homme Sandwhich
Mark Krasnoff ...
Canon Man
LaTitia-DeLaine ...
Beautiful Albino Woman
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Montreal film-maker Rex Prince travels to Louisiana to search for his first love Paula Paul, the Countess of the title: the loveliest bearded lady ever to grace a circus sideshow. To win her love he takes on the job of Human Cannonball; wins her and loses her tragically, then tries to commit their love story to film. An exploration of self-image and memory, and the glamour (used in the sense of a magic spell or illusory reality) which the movie camera can weave. Written by hutch48

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For 20 years the elfin Marie Eykel starred on French language TV in Quebec and Ontario in the title role of the award-winning kids' show "Passe-Partout." In this film she does a surreal cameo, at age 50, as a customer at Rex Prince's restaurant "Chez Mon Papa" in a mink coat with bare breasts. Her character (called, in parody, "Passe-par-là") complains that she is "just another actress, that's all." See more »

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