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Ma Vie en Rose (1997) More at IMDbPro »Ma vie en rose (original title)

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Ma Vie en Rose -- Ludovic is waiting for a miracle. With six-year-old certainty, he believes he was meant to be a little girl - and that the mistake will soon be corrected. But where he expects the miraculous, Ludo finds only rejection, isolation and guilt - as the intense reaction of family, friends, and neighbors strip away every innocent lace and bauble.
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26 December 1997 (USA) See more »
Sometimes you just have to be yourself.
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Won Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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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

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
Location Management
Jacques Aucomte .... location manager
Catherine Deprez .... location manager
Other crew
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:
"Ma vie en rose" - Belgium (original title)
"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 »
Hanna Fabre:Boys cannot marry other boys.
Ludovic Fabre:I know that.
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
This movie taught me the word "tolerance", 11 June 2006
Author: samsoum from Lebanon

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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