MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,743 this week

Close to Leo (2002)
"Tout contre Léo" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  18 October 2003 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 666 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 8 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Related News

DVD Review: 'Close to Leo'
| CineVue

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10 titles
created 29 Sep 2010
 
a list of 2504 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1145 titles
created 20 Mar 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Close to Leo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Close to Leo (TV Movie 2002)

Close to Leo (TV Movie 2002) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Close to Leo.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Boys of St. Vincent (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Director: John N. Smith
Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley
Mandragora (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Wiktor Grodecki
Stars: Miroslav Caslavka, David Svec, Pavel Skrípal
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention of his English teacher. The teacher-student relationship leads to problems for everyone involved.

Director: Amnon Buchbinder
Stars: Aaron Webber, Robert Joy, Rebecca Jenkins
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Angyali üdvözlet, aka "The Annunciation", is a surreal account of the history of humanity as portrayed entirely by children between the ages of 8 and 12... See full synopsis »

Director: András Jeles
Stars: Péter Bocsor, Júlia Mérö, Eszter Gyalog
Clapham Junction (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

36 hours in the lives of a number of gay men in Clapham, South London.

Director: Adrian Shergold
Stars: Tom Beard, James Bellamy, Robin Berry
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Charles Haine
Stars: Sterling Beaumon, Dax Speakman, Jeremy Davidson
Boys' School (1938)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a college, three friends form a secret society. There objective - going to America. A night, after one of their secret meetings, one of them see a man coming out from a wall. Then the ... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Michel Simon, Armand Bernard
La influencia (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This is the story of a disoriented and vulnerable woman, overburdened with daily life problems and more: her belongings are impounded... See full synopsis »

Director: Pedro Aguilera
Stars: Jimena Jiménez, Romeo Manzanedo, Paloma Morales
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Timmy Ehegötz
Stars: Florian Ahlborn, Timmy Ehegötz, Denise Ilktac
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Interviews with a procurer and with nineteen boys and young men who are prostitutes in Prague. The youths range in age from 14 to 19. They hustle at the central train station and at clubs. ... See full summary »

Director: Wiktor Grodecki
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story takes place in the summer of 1980 in Brindisi, Italy. Martino is a young man whose father's not him enough attention. His older brother and his friends, including Silvia, a young ... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Natale
Stars: Luigi Ciardo, Simone Borrelli, Silvia Delfino
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

14-year-old Lek works in his mother's shop. While his best friend flirts with a new girlfriend, Lek has decidedly different fantasies.

Director: Lasse Nielsen
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yaniss Lespert ...
Marcel
Pierre Mignard ...
Léo
Marie Bunel ...
Mother
Rodolphe Pauly ...
Tristan
Jérémie Lippmann ...
Pierrot
...
Father
Louis Gonzales ...
Yvan
Joana Preiss ...
Yvan's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Beaupain ...
(as Alexandre Beaupain)
...
Aymeric
Sylvie Contant
Julien Honoré
Laurent Honoré
Anna Kerivel
Gwen Le Gac
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Close to Leo  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Pokémon (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A movie that centres on the relationship between a young man HIV+ and his family
1 August 2004 | by (TORONTO,CANADA) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. First, because it is a family movie. Second, because it offers a refreshing take on dealing with the news of HIV in a family, with far less hysteria than what I have normally seen in the movies. The brothers are very close, yet are not judgmental. Their desire to protect the youngest brother is noble, but not needed in the end. I understand that Leo's choice on how to deal with his treatment may not have been the most popular one with people, but I believed it was the right choice for him. I can't believe that this was a french television programme. It had great production values. I gave this movie a ten, and I think you will too, once you have seen it.


8 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Beautiful james-785
alternate ending blue-lagoon
Bande son rafael8
Music fsdawkins
Close to Leo / Tout Contre Léo sarah-1537
Discuss Close to Leo (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?