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Release Date:
26 December 1997 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Sometimes you just have to be yourself.
Plot:
Ludovic is a small boy who cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl, talks of marrying his neighbor's... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Charming, Touching--And Surprisingly Subversive See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michèle Laroque ... Hanna Fabre
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Pierre Fabre
Hélène Vincent ... Élisabeth

Georges Du Fresne ... Ludovic Fabre
Daniel Hanssens ... Albert
Laurence Bibot ... Lisette
Jean-François Gallotte ... Thierry
Caroline Baehr ... Monique
Julien Rivière ... Jérôme
Marie Bunel ... Psychoanalyst
Gregory Diallo ... Thom Fabre
Erik Cazals De Fabel ... Jean Fabre
Cristina Barget ... Zoé Fabre
Delphine Cadet ... Pam
Morgane Bruna ... Sophie
Raphaelle Santini ... Christine Delvigne
Marine Jolivet ... Fabienne Delvigne

Anne Coesens ... Teacher

Vincent Grass ... Principal
Catherine Hirsh ... Secretary
Kevin Martin ... Kevin
Marie Beatrice Paillard ... Manon
Peter Bailey ... Jeremie
Charly Esposito ... Tristan
Jeremy Durieu ... Lucien
Michael Cordera ... Ben
Erwan Demaure ... Jonathan
Simon Poitier ... Bertrand
Alexandra Genoves ... Pam Girl
Alice Detrouleau ... Kissing Girl
Michel Forget ... Hand of God
Sabrina Leurquin ... Speaker (voice)
Bruno Georis ... Ben (voice)
Baptiste Hupin ... School Child (voice)
Alexandre Isaye ... Birthday Child (voice)
Robin Lemoine ... Ludovic Double
Damien Nireau ... Ludovic Double

Directed by
Alain Berliner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alain Berliner 
Chris Vander Stappen 

Produced by
Simon Arnal .... associate producer (as Simon Amal-Szlovak)
Alain Berliner .... co-producer
Daniel Delume .... line producer
Jim McGrath .... co-producer
Jacqueline Pierreux .... co-producer
Jean-Louis Porchet .... associate producer
Gérard Ruey .... associate producer
Carole Scotta .... producer
Arlette Zylberberg .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Dominique Dalcan 
Zazie 
 
Cinematography by
Yves Cape 
 
Film Editing by
Sandrine Deegen 
 
Casting by
Laurence Gouillart 
Brigitte Moidon 
 
Production Design by
Véronique Melery 
 
Set Decoration by
Philippe L'Eveque  (as Philip L'Eveque)
 
Costume Design by
Karen Muller Serreau 
 
Makeup Department
Mabi Anzalone .... make-up and hair
Michel Gregor .... hair stylist
Kaatje Van Damme .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Guillaume Balourdet .... assistant unit manager
Gisèle Bertolino .... assistant unit manager
Franck Bouillard .... assistant unit manager
Stephane De St. Laumer .... assistant unit manager
Dominique Delaroche .... assistant unit manager
Daniel Delume .... production manager
Sylvain Erb .... assistant unit manager
Rémi Gosselet .... assistant unit manager
Olivier Graziani .... assistant unit manager
Pierrick Le Pochat .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcus Himbert .... second assistant director
Manu Kamanda .... first assistant director
Pierre Lamotte .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Philippe Auclaire .... construction manager
Christiane Blanc .... sculptor
Thomas Bordier .... trainee decorator
Daniel Cacouault .... set designer
Sylvie De Meurville .... sculptor
Eric Delfour .... props
Hervé Gallet .... first assistant decorator
Benedicte Joffre .... upholsterer
David Largeaud .... prop assistant
Thierry Poulet .... painter
Maxime Rebière .... storyboard artist
Pascal Vedel .... second assistant decorator
 
Sound Department
Philippe Baudhuin .... sound mixer
Sandrine Deegen .... sound editor
Anne Frey .... sound editor
Thomas Gauder .... sound mixer
Ludovic Hénault .... sound
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist (as Philippe Van Leer)
Nathalie Vidal .... boom operator
Marie-Jeanne Wijckmons .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Jean-Christophe Bernard .... special effects supervisor
Guillaume Hellouin .... special effects producer
Bruno Maillard .... special effects
Emmanuelle Pellan .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Marc Jouveneau .... digital compositor
Bruno Maillard .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christophe Beaucarne .... director of photography: second unit
Alain Bolle .... first assistant camera (as Alan Bolle)
Laure Dolfuss .... assistant camera (as Laure Dollfus)
Jean-Pierre Dureau .... second camera
Chris Hacken .... electrician
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Vincent Muller .... second assistant camera
Alain Peeters .... electrician
Vincent Piette .... gaffer
Kris Theuwis .... grip
Thierry Van Laere .... key grip
Manu Van Wambeke .... grip
 
Casting Department
Barbara Letellier .... casting assistant
Philippe Sol .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Juliette Le Carpentier .... wardrobe trainee (as Juliette Lacharpentier)
Emmanuelle Pertus .... costumer
Pascale Stelzer .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Catherine Donner .... assistant editor
Anne Frey .... assistant editor
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Raymond Terrentin .... color timer
 
Other crew
Jacques Aucomte .... location manager
Catherine Deprez .... location manager
Monique Eydan .... administrator
Elsa Kandelman .... production secretary
Brice Lajeunesse .... fight effects
Élodie Van Beuren .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"My Life in Pink" - USA (literal English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for brief strong language
Runtime:
88 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Jérôme:Can I have another seat?
Teacher:May I ask why?
Jérôme:If I sit next to Ludo, I'll go to hell.
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Soundtrack:
Emmène-moi danser ce soirSee more »

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30 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Charming, Touching--And Surprisingly Subversive, 9 May 2005
Author: gftbiloxi (gftbiloxi@yahoo.com) from Biloxi, Mississippi

The most obvious way to read MA VIE EN ROSE is as the tale of difficulties faces by a very young boy who is very likely transgenderd--but given the multi-layered nature of the film this is actually a rather narrow point of view. It would be more accurate to describe the film as a rather sly assault on a cookie-cutter society that reacts with a herd mentality toward anything in the least unusual. And Ludovic Fabre is a most unusual child: barely into school, he has become convinced that he is a girl, and in his childhood innocence he sees absolutely nothing socially amiss with the idea.

The film begins with a party at which neighbors gather to welcome the newly arrived Fabre family--only to be, along with the family, extremely disconcerted when Ludovic makes an entrance in meticulously applied make-up and a pink dress. His family passes the incident off as a joke, but Ludovic proves remarkably single-minded, and when he draws a neighborhood child into his fantasies he also incurs neighborhood hysteria. The result is at once comic and unpleasantly vicious as his classmates, his neighbors, and eventually his family gradually turn upon him.

Although there are one or two problems with character development in the script, the cast--particularly Georges du Fresne as Ludovic and Helene Vincent as free-spirit grandmother Elizabeth--is superlative, and director Alain Berliner balances the serio-comic story with a very light touch. Viewers will laugh a little, cry a little, and ultimately come away from the film feeling an uncertain hope. The fact that this film is rated "R" is merely so much more evidence of the power of the herd to dictate standards of normalcy--one or two profanities aside, there is absolutely nothing in the film to offend any intelligent viewer, and the film will hold a special appeal for older children who have been targeted as in any way different by their peers... and for the many adults who remember what it was like to be a victim of a society that prizes conformity over imagination, creativity, honesty, integrity, and self-awareness. Strongly recommended.

Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer

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