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Director:
Writers:
Christian Faure (adaptation)
Annick Larboulette (head writer)
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Release Date:
26 January 2000 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Est-ce qu'on aime vraiment nos enfants autant qu'on le prétend?
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
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The 50 Best Gay Movies (2009)
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Elegant and touching See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Cyrille Thouvenin ... Laurent
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
Nathalie Machkevitch ... Etudiante
Stéphane Pelzer ... Etudiant
Jean-Paul Clerbois ... Christophe
Edith Dufermont ... Infirmière
Fred Lammerant ... Médecin hôpital
Nicolas Schmitz ... Homo pharmacie 1
Stéphane Delvigne ... Homo pharmacie 2
Georgette Stulens ... Cliente pharmacie 1 (as Georgette Strulens)
Jocelyne Verdier ... Cliente pharmacie 2
Denise Schwab ... Cliente Serre
Jean Koerver ... Client serre
Enea Davia ... Barman

Directed by
Christian Faure 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christian Faure  adaptation
Annick Larboulette  head writer
Pierre Pauquet  adaptation
Pierre Pauquet  screenplay

Produced by
Jean-Luc Azoulay .... producer
Takis Candilis .... producer
Martine Chicot .... executive producer: France
Pierre Grimblat .... producer
Dominique Janne .... executive producer
Marie-Astrid Lamboray .... executive producer: Belgium
Stéphane Lhoest .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Court 
 
Cinematography by
Louis-Philippe Capelle 
 
Film Editing by
Marie-Claude Lacambre 
 
Production Design by
Perrine Rulens 
 
Costume Design by
Christine Jacquin 
 
Makeup Department
Tina Kopecka .... makeup artist
Antonina Prestigiacomo .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jacqueline Louis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carole Amen .... first assistant director
Christophe Fontaine .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Guy Cantraine .... property master
Jean-Claude Chapau .... assistant production designer
Jean-François Gheysen .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Thomas Gauder .... sound mixer
Pascal Jasmes .... boom operator
Stéphane Morelle .... boom operator
Ingrid Ralet .... sound editor
Alain Sironval .... sound
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Leila Bousserouel .... assistant camera
Marcel Bulterijs .... gaffer
Patrick Errera .... key grip
Bernard Fau .... still photographer
Luc Frisson .... assistant camera
Romain Gouillard .... grip
Alain Peeters .... electrician
Ella Van den Hove .... camera operator
Christian Wolfs .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Ariane Corbiau .... casting: Belgium
Philippe Page .... casting: France
 
Editorial Department
Mike Joris .... color timer
Tessa Pontaud .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Marc Dalmans .... location manager
Myriam Raynaud .... production assistant: France
Denis Seguy .... production assistant: Belgium
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Juste une question d'amour" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Pierre:[after gay couple leaves the pharmacy] They don't reproduce but there are more and more of them.See more »

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27 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Elegant and touching, 7 March 2007
Author: Chris Knipp from Berkeley, California

Laurent (a vibrant Cyrille Thouvenin) is a 23-year-old agricultural student in Lille (with a passion for poetry) who knows he's gay but lets his parents think he's straight and that his roommate Carole (a sweet Caroline Veyt) is his future wife. He's held in this bind by the fact that a gay cousin, Marc, who was like a brother to him, came out only to wind up dying rejected by his parents, an example of in-family homophobia that seems to have been all too well accepted by his own mother and father. Laurent has been on a downward spiral in school ever since Marc's death. Marc's parents are around at family parties, the mother a basket case on tranquilizers, the father stolid and still unforgiving. This angers Laurent, but the trouble is that his mom and dad, who run a pharmacy, are very dear to him. He loves his parents; he loves family; and he loves kids. But he's stuck in a charade. It's already hurting Carole, who's more than a little in love with him, though she knows full well about his sexuality.

All this has to change when Laurent is attached as a trainee (stagère) to a nursery and lab run by the slightly older Cédric (sexy, soulful Stéphan Guérin-Tillié) and they fall in love.The more grown up and independent Cédric is impatient with Laurent's playing the "little hetero to mom and dad." When he came out to his mother Emma (Eva Darlan) 11 years earlier on the death of his dad, Cédric said she could "take it or leave it." Laurent's pretense is exploded from an unexpected source. The film takes us sympathetically through the pain of Laurent's parents and Emma's efforts to help.

The special virtue of Just a Question of Love is its balance. If it's primarily from the point of view of Laurent, and secondarily Cédric, and takes pains (though it's joyful, not painful) to make their love real (without any explicit nudity or sex though, just passionate kissing), it's just as much about the parents' difficult journey toward understanding of their sons' sexuality.

A beautiful gay coming-out-to-the-parents film that had an unusually high viewership and almost universally positive response when shown originally on French TV, this has meant a lot to a lot of gay men, especially young ones thinking about love and conflicts with parents and the kind of "intense love relationship such as I dream of having and regret not to have had up till now," as one young French blogger typically put it. In IMDb comments that rate it, it has gotten nothing but a 10/10: enough said? Splendid performances by everybody, especially Thouvenin, Guérin-Tillié, and Darlan; this is far more than a "TV movie" and like some of the best contemporary French films, manages to be both elegant and emotionally direct.

With his looks and personality, Cyrille Thouvenin is irresistible in the film: he's always running and leaping, troubled, acting out, but also bursting with youthful energy and smiles. The restrained but warm Eva Darlan is also very memorable. This is the kind of film a gay man can watch over and over, with much pleasure and some tears. Doing so is also helping my French quite a bit.

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