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26 December 1997 (USA) See more »
Sometimes you just have to be yourself.
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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  (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
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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 
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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Rated R for brief strong language
88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Ludovic Fabre:I'm a girlboy.
Jérôme:A girlboy?
Ludovic Fabre:To make a baby, parents play tic-tac-toe. When one wins, God sends Xs and Ys. XX for a girl, and XY for a boy. But my X for a girl fell in the trash, and I got a Y instead. See? A scientific error! But God will fix it and send me an X and make me a girl and then we'll get married, okay?
Jérôme:That will depend on what kind of girl you are.
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Loved every minute!, 6 July 2003
Author: Kevin (kevin86) from Alberta, Canada

Wow! I just finished watching this movie today, a few hours ago and was really really surprised by it. Though somewhat weird at times, the powerful performances, thoughtful subject matter, and clever writing just amazed me. Prior to today, I had never heard of the film, which isn't really a big surprise I guess, foreign films in general don't do particularly well in North America on a whole. Yes its sad, but also true.

"My Life In Pink" definately ranks HIGH on the list of spectacular international films for me. I only wish I heard about it sooner but like every other thick headed westerner I was brainwashed into paying to see sub-par movies like "Men In Black", "Lost World: Jurassic Park", "Con Air", and "Face Off" in 1997 instead of this. Those movies weren't horrendous but they didn't have nearly as much depth and meaning as "My Life In Pink".

If you can find the video or DVD or even VCD then pick it up and watch it. Many will not like it at all because they may feel its weird or too taboo for them. But for those of you who are more open minded and are in search of a great piece of film making then this is for you. I felt nothing but sorrow and compassion for young Ludovic all throughout the film. His pain and sorrows, his sadness and loneliness, it brought some tears to my eyes seeing how horrendous he was treated. Everybody looked upon him like a monster. That him wanting to be a girl was outrageous and wrong. Yet again, an accurate interpretation of society. Nowadays your not allowed to be anything that society deems unacceptable. Frankly it sickens me. Whether your gay, straight, bisexual, lesbian, or transgender its your decision and nobody has any right to tell you other wise.

"My Life In Pink" accurately portrays the struggles that hundreds of youth face today. Youth that are struggling to discover their identities, having to deal with family and friends that tease and taunt them for being "different".

I really don't want to say much about the movie because you should experience it without knowing much to get the whole impact of its message. See this movie. Its a prime example of AMAZING French cinema.

A MUST SEE!!!! 4.5 OUT OF 5!!!

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