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Ma vie en rose (1997)

 -  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 ...
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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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boy | girl | neighbor | new neighbor | gender | See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Ludovic Fabre: You dropped something.
Jérôme: So did you.
Ludovic Fabre: Keep it. My mom thinks she lost it.
Sophie: Jerome, come and play with me!
Jérôme: I'm busy.
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His life as a girl
10 August 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Most comments submitted to this forum seem to give credit to the French cinema for bringing "Ma vie en rose" to the screen. While this is a co-production, the film is a Belgian movie, as well as its talented director, Alain Berliner, who co-wrote the screen treatment with Chris Vander Stappen.

We first saw this excellent film in a film festival before its commercial release. Thanks to IFCTV, which is airing it lately, we revisited it, and again, we were charmed by this unpretentious movie that has its heart in the right places. The idea of Ludovic, the young boy, who thinks of himself as a girl, has been discussed in some of the wonderful comments submitted to IMDb.

"Ma vie en rose" is a film that has the courage to tackle a subject that is different from all what one sees in mainstream movies. It also has a lot of messages for the viewer, but those issues are lightly handled by the writers, who had the common sense of treating the film in such manner, instead of throwing it one's face. In fact, it shows how resilient little Ludovis is in spite of all the rejection he suffers at the hands of his peers, as well as the adults, who should have a better understanding of the situation.

Little Georges de Fresne does excellent work under Mr. Berliner's direction. He is never bratty and one's heart goes to him because no child should suffer for something they didn't create and have no control about who they really are.

The R rating ought to be examined more closely. For a film that doesn't have any nudity, violence or sex, that classification seems too extreme by a film that should be watched by a wider cross section.

Thanks to Mr. Berliner for dealing with a taboo with a lot of class.


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