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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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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ...
Hélène Vincent ...
Daniel Hanssens ...
Laurence Bibot ...
Jean-François Gallotte ...
Caroline Baehr ...
Julien Rivière ...
Marie Bunel ...
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Delphine Cadet ...
Morgane Bruna ...


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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ma Vie en Rose  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$2,280,573 (USA) (10 April 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Élisabeth: I still I were still as slim as her. But in that dress at my age, I would look awful.
Ludovic Fabre: No, you wouldn't. You would be beautiful.
Élisabeth: Thank you. But we all have to face reality.
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Performed by Zazie
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This movie taught me the word "tolerance"
11 June 2006 | by (Lebanon) – See all my reviews

Being a movie fanatic and reviewer, I was invited to the "Semaine du Cinema Francophone" in Beirut (francophone cinema week). The movie taught me the word "tolerance" as I was one of these stupid guys who mocked on effeminate people. (Maybe to reject my desire at this age to be free to disguise myself, like Ludovic did in the movie). What I know is that being in a place that was supposed to gather cultivated people, journalists and movie reviewers, cinema lovers, artists, etc. I was chocked to hear people laughing at some scenes that were supposed to be moving, sensitive and very important humanely. Also the sound going out public mouth: "tsss tsss tsss" was so chocking that I felt more the pressure of "non-tolerant' society inside the movie theater itself, more than the pressure Ludovic had to endure in his story. My personality was projected into Ludovic who suffered his moments in the film, while I was personally suffering inside the theater and trying to vibe with the movie, despite chocked snobbish people's reaction. An excellent movie. Rather a drama than a comedy!

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