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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
Daniel Delume .... line producer
Carole Scotta .... producer
Original Music by
Dominique Dalcan 
Cinematography by
Yves Cape 
Film Editing by
Sandrine Deegen 
Casting by
Brigitte Moidon 
Production Design by
Véronique Melery 
Costume Design by
Karen Muller Serreau 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcus Himbert .... second assistant director
Manu Kamanda .... first assistant director
Art Department
Philippe Auclaire .... construction manager
Thierry Poulet .... painter
Sound Department
Philippe Baudhuin .... sound
Thomas Gauder .... sound
Ludovic Hénault .... sound
Special Effects by
Bruno Maillard .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Marc Jouveneau .... digital compositor
Bruno Maillard .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Vincent Muller .... second assistant camera
Kris Theuwis .... grip
Thierry Van Laere .... key grip
Editorial Department
Anne Frey .... assistant editor
Other crew
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 »
Élisabeth:Your parents want what's best for you.
Ludovic Fabre:They don't know what's best for me.
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34 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
His life as a girl, 10 August 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

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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