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Close to Leo (2002)

Tout contre Léo (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | TV Movie 18 October 2003
When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+ family bonds are tested. The family decides that 11 year Marcel, the youngest, is too ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Yaniss Lespert ...
Marcel
Pierre Mignard ...
Léo
Marie Bunel ...
Mother
Rodolphe Pauly ...
Tristan
Jérémie Lippmann ...
Pierrot
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Louis Gonzales ...
Yvan
Joana Preiss ...
Yvan's Mother
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Sylvie Contant
Julien Honoré
Laurent Honoré
Anna Kerivel
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When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+ family bonds are tested. The family decides that 11 year Marcel, the youngest, is too young to understand and the family agrees to keep the unsettling news from him. Marcel overhears enough to understand that something amiss with Leo and when the two travel to Paris together, Marcel confronts Leo with what he suspects. Written by Havan_IronOak@Bigfoot.com

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Touching in its simplicity
31 August 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

It was very heart-warming. As an expatriated french, I particularly enjoyed this "TV" movie, which I think deserves a broader distribution. The acting was good, and the bonds between each member of this rural French family seemed so

strong and so natural. No doubt a great movie about the concept of family and inclusion in the face of homosexuality and AIDS. One of the strongest aspect of the movie is this privileged relationship between the eldest son (Leo), who has contracted HIV, and the youngest son (Marcel), to whom the rest of the family try to hide the situation. The two characters

progressively explore each other as time runs out for Leo, who is not willing to spend the rest of his life surviving under drugs...


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