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Ma Vie en Rose (1997)

Ma vie en rose (original title)
R | | Drama | 26 December 1997 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jean-Philippe Écoffey ...
Hélène Vincent ...
Élisabeth
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Daniel Hanssens ...
Albert
Laurence Bibot ...
Lisette
Jean-François Gallotte ...
Thierry
Caroline Baehr ...
Monique
Julien Rivière ...
Marie Bunel ...
Psychoanalyst
Gregory Diallo ...
Erik Cazals De Fabel ...
Cristina Barget ...
Delphine Cadet ...
Pam
Morgane Bruna ...
Sophie
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Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. Her family and neighbors struggle with her actions. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes you just have to be yourself.

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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26 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Ma Vie en Rose  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$76,212 (USA) (26 December 1997)

Gross:

$2,280,573 (USA) (10 April 1998)
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When Ludovic is helping Elisabeth put on a cucumber mask, the number and position of cucumber slices on her face changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Albert: Don't take offense, but Hanna has too much control over your boys.
Pierre Fabre: She does not.
Albert: See? You're offended.
Pierre Fabre: We raised all our children the same way, but they're not peas in a pod. Each one is different. You wouldn't know, having only one. Oh. I'm sorry. I forgot.
Albert: God took one of my children. He's not taking any more.
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Connections

Featured in The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) See more »

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Rose
Interprété par Zazie
avec l'aimable autorisation de Mercury
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Watch out if you have a raw unexposed emotional inner place
9 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not just a 'weepie' but a heaving-shoulder sobfest. I watched this at The Swiss House near Leicester Square, which is quite a small intimate cinema. I was there on my own, admittedly being a sad git and the house was packed; a fair proportion of whom were gay couples. I go to the cinema a helluva lot and on the Audience Reaction Richter scale this film was a force ten with warnings. It wasn't just the whole gender identity thing which was palpable and heart-wrenching but the powerful evocations of all childhood miseries that choked me up... Like the first day at my new school realising I was the only person wearing a homemade uniform (sorry mum but this has scarred me for life). At the Swiss House, the audience have to take a lift down to the exit and strangers were literally hugging each other because we all knew we had been crying our bloody eyes out unashamedly. I completely ruined my favourite scarf blowing my nose and wiping my mascara off my sodden face. This film just touches a raw emotional inner place so bloody beautifully..Formidable!!


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