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Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
"Ma vie en rose" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  26 December 1997 (USA)
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Ludovic is a small boy who cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl, talks of marrying his neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. His actions lead ... See full summary »

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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 ...
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Gregory Diallo ...
Erik Cazals De Fabel ...
Cristina Barget ...
Delphine Cadet ...
Pam
Morgane Bruna ...
Sophie
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Ludovic is a small boy who cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl, talks of marrying his neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. His actions lead to problems for him and his family. 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  »

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

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$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 »

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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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A Touching Walk Down Memory Lane
8 August 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I was once a "child" - full of awe, wonderment, and an overall appreciation of...just - being. Yes, just being!

We were all there at one point in our lives - whether you can, or choose too, remember at all.

That childhood was full of light. That childhood was full of naivete. That childhood was full of love.That childhood was full of innocence.

One day I realized that I was no longer a child. I don't know exactly how - nor when. The "light bulb" just turned on. I became a young adult. I knew "certain" things and realized "other" things. That's the day I lost "that childhood". I knew what other people expected of me.

"That childhood" is what we all long to return to. "That childhood" is the essence of pure love without conditions - and no expectations". That childhood" is what this movie is all about.

As an "unadulterated being" we see ourselves as the center of the universe. It is "our" world which all about us takes part in. "We" are the reason our parents go to work. "We" are the reason a billboard is placed in a certain spot. "We" are the reason for everything. "We" are neither plotters nor planners. "We" are not in it for ourselves - after all - the world is ALL about ourselves - innocently and faithfully we just know this.

Growing up is a slap in the face of "that childhood". There comes a time when all of society plops it's weight on the unconditional love we feel. There comes a time when all of society says to us "Wake up - this world is not yours".

I cried as I watched the real world crashing down on Ludovic.

This is not so much a story about gender identity as it is a story about the loss of "that childhood" innocence.

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*****Highly Recommended***** *****All Audiences - Ignore Rating***** *****Bring Tissues***** *****Buy/Rent?---->BUY*****


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