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Just a Question of Love (2000)
"Juste une question d'amour" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  26 January 2000 (France)
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After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Stéphan Guérin-Tillié ...
Cédric (as Stephan Guerin Tillie)
Eva Darlan ...
Emma
Caroline Veyt ...
Carole
Danièle Denie ...
Jeanne
Idwig Stephane ...
Pierre
Laurence César ...
Martine
Jean-Pierre Valère ...
Georges
Raphaëlle Lubansu ...
Noëlle (as Raphaëlle Bruneau)
Jean-Baptiste Lefèvre ...
Didier
Aurélie Godichal ...
Marine
Jonathan Fox ...
Alain
Marcel Dossogne ...
M. Bermand
Bruno Georis ...
Médecin Emma
Diego Vanhoute ...
Mathieu
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After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.

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Est-ce qu'on aime vraiment nos enfants autant qu'on le prétend?

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Pitanje Ljubavi  »

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Watched by 6.3 million viewers, a very high score (28.6% market share), when first shown in prime time (9 pm) on French public network France 2. In the following two weeks, the network only received three protest letters, while both male stars got more than two thousand letters of praise each. Reviews had also been widely enthusiastic. See more »

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Cédric: [after their first time] Scared I'd knock your lights out in the car?
Laurent: It was hardly likely!
Cédric: Really?
Laurent: Only a fag would be living with his mum at your age.
Cédric: You're a real prick.
[Laurent nods]
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By Any Other Name...
11 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The most shocking thing about this French 'coming out' story is that it was made for television! In the States, this kind of film would turn out like an 'after school special' crossed with a movie of the week (with Jane Seymour as one of the mothers). But this is an incredibly intelligent film from start to finish. Beautifully scripted, carefully directed, perfectly cast and exquisitely performed. From the idyllic opening scene to the penultimate scene of familial healing, this is one film that defies stereotyping. The two leading men turn in sensitive, honest, riveting performances. The woman who play their mothers are also quite extraordinary. There is also a standout performance by the actress playing Laurent's best friend Carole. Whenever I felt the script might veer toward the cliché, it managed to balance itself with a moment of pure honesty. Laurent's father and uncle, for example, confide in the opening scene that two men having an intimate relationship makes them sick and that they feel justified in turning their back on any gay family member. The screenwriters counter this neatly with Emma, a mother who has come to terms with her gay son, and hopes to help Laurent's parents to a similar understanding. The older (hetero) men certainly look like clichés at first, but are fleshed out to the point of possible redemption by film's fade out. JUST A QUESTION OF LOVE is perhaps the best film on this subject I've ever seen.


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