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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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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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50 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Straight or Gay Relationships: Just a Question of Love, 24 May 2005
Author: gradyharp from United States

'Juste une question d'amour' is a small film made for French TV that is one of the most sensitive, unbiased examinations of how the 'coming out' of gay men impacts not only the one who bravely steps forward but also his friends both male and female and his family. So often films such as this fall under the title 'Queer Cinema' and that is as unfair to the audience as it is to the writer and director of the film. This film is meant for the general public and should it receive higher profile in publicity, many longstanding prejudices would at least have the chance to be questioned by both gays and straights.

Laurent (Cyrille Thouvenin) lives with his parents Jeanne (Danièle Denie) and Pierre (Idwig Stephane) behind the family Pharmacy. Laurent is secretly gay though he lives with his best girlfriend Carole (Caroline Veyt) who adores him and wholly accepts his sexuality and is content to serve as a 'front' for Laurent's closeted role with his parents. He is not doing well studying agriculture, primarily due to the fact the his close cousin Marc died recently and had been disowned by his aunt and uncle when he announced he was gay. Laurent can only see that he must keep his secret so that his parents (whom he loves deeply) will not be 'injured' by his admitting his sexuality. His marks in school are so poor that he is instructed to do an internship in field agriculture to raise his academic standing. His assigned tutor is Cédric (Stéphan Guérin-Tillié) who lives an openly gay life with his warmly understanding and loving mother Emma (Eva Darlan) in an idyllic garden setting that also serves as Cédric's agricultural research lab.

Though instantly attracted to each other, Laurent maintains his closeted life until Cédric reveals his affection: the two become happy, passionate lovers. All goes well until Cédric insists that Laurent be in an open relationship, a state that would demand that Laurent inform his parents of his preferences. Laurent, fearful that his parents would disown him as his cousin was treated, flees and it is only after Cédric's mother Emma, a woman who loves the fact that her son is in a healthy relationship and longs for Laurent to allow his parents to love him for who truly he is, takes it upon herself to confront Laurent's parents with the truth. The manner in which this initial trauma affects each of the characters forms the platform for the resolution of the story.

This is a brave film, very intelligent and sensitive and informative, and is made all the better by the excellent cast. Each actor gives characterizations that are completely credible and three-dimensional: none of the too familiar stereotypes are here. It is to the credit of director Christian Faure and his co-writer Annick Larboulette that JUST A QUESTION OF LOVE succeeds on every level. This is one of the most quietly powerful stories about same sex challenges to be addressed on the screen. Highly Recommended for ALL audiences. In French with English subtitles. Grady Harp, May 05

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