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3 March 2006 (Italy) See more »
Growing up in this family, you'd have to be... C.R.A.Z.Y.
C.R.A.Z.Y. Extraordinary lives of ordinary people in search of love and happiness - that's the premise of "C.R.A.Z.Y", a family drama unlike any other. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Michel Côté ... Gervais Beaulieu

Marc-André Grondin ... Zachary Beaulieu 15 à 21 ans

Danielle Proulx ... Laurianne Beaulieu
Émile Vallée ... Zachary Beaulieu 6 à 8 ans

Pierre-Luc Brillant ... Raymond Beaulieu 22 à 28 ans
Maxime Tremblay ... Christian Beaulieu 24 à 30 ans
Alex Gravel ... Antoine Beaulieu 21 à 27 ans
Natasha Thompson ... Michelle 15 à 22 ans
Johanne Lebrun ... Doris

Mariloup Wolfe ... Brigitte 15 à 20 ans
Francis Ducharme ... Paul
Hélène Grégoire ... Madame Chose
Michel Laperrière ... Psychothérapeute
Jean-Louis Roux ... Prêtre
Mohamed Majd ... Bédouin
Claude Gagnon ... Narrateur
Jean-Alexandre Létourneau ... Christian Beaulieu 15 à 17 ans
Sébastien Blouin ... Antoine Beaulieu 12 à 14 ans
Félix-Antoine Despatie ... Yvan Beaulieu 13 à 16 ans
Gabriel Lalancette ... Yvan Beaulieu 8 à 9 ans
Denis Trudel ... Oncle Georges
Paule Ducharme ... Tante Diane
Aline Hooper ... Grand-mère Angèle
Isabelle Page ... Tante Monique
Christian Vezina ... Oncle Lucien
Anik Vermette ... Corinne
Marie-Yong Godbout-Turgeon ... Min
Aziz Attab ... Vendeur kiosque de cartes postales
Philippe Muller ... Jeune étranger
Jérôme Aubin ... Jérôme

Jean-Marc Vallée ... Jeune prêtre
Marie-Michelle Duchesne ... Michelle 6 à 8 ans
Alexandre Ayotte ... Thomas
Mathieu Pelletier ... Étudiant costaud
Élizabeth Adam ... Brigitte 6 ans
Emmanuel Raymond ... Raymond Beaulieu 7 ans
Charles-Édouard Tanguay ... Chistian Beaulieu 9 ans
Émile Gagnon-Girard ... Antoine Beaulieu 6 ans
Olivier Bénard ... Bébé Zachary naissant
David Vaillant ... Bébé Yvan 7 mois à 1 an
Hugo Vaillant ... Bébé Yvan 7 mois à 1 an
Alexandre Marchand ... Bébé Yvan 3 mois
Nikita Jaksi ... Bébé Yvan naissant
Yves Perreault ... DJ
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Catherine Boily ... High School Girl
Jonathan Collins ... Emilio
Antoine Côté-Potvin ... Raymond Beaulieu 13 à 15 ans

David DiBrienza ... Buisness Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Marc Vallée 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
François Boulay 
Jean-Marc Vallée 

Produced by
Jacques Blain .... executive producer
Pierre Even .... producer
Nicole Hilaréguy .... line producer
Richard Speer .... executive producer
Jean-Marc Vallée .... co-producer
Original Music by
David Bowie 
Cinematography by
Pierre Mignot (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Paul Jutras 
Casting by
Daniel Poisson 
Production Design by
Patrice Vermette  (as Patrice Bricault-Vermette)
Art Direction by
Patrice Vermette 
Set Decoration by
Nicolas Lepage 
Costume Design by
Ginette Magny 
Makeup Department
Réjean Goderre .... key hair stylist
C.J. Goldman .... special makeup effects artist
Kathy Kelso .... makeup artist: extras
Christine Larocque .... wig maker
Adrien Morot .... key special makeup effects artist
Denis Parent .... hair stylist
Micheline Trépanier .... makeup department head
Nathalie Trépanier .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Zoubir Belgsir .... unit manager
Laurent Communaux .... unit manager
Danny Turgeon .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noureddine Aberdine .... first assistant director
Ariane Côté-Chénier .... additional third assistant director
Marc Larose .... first assistant director
Emilie Malo .... third assistant director
Art Department
Natacha Antiglio .... coordinator
John-Michael Bellamy .... props
Charles-André Bertrand .... property master
Martin Chalifoux .... construction manager
Louis Frederic Denomme .... set dresser
Martin Handfield .... on-set property master
Jose Holder .... storyboard artist
Amélie Leonard .... assistant to set designer (as Amélie Léonard)
Alain Perron .... assistant art director
Alain Rouiller .... set dresser
Mélanie Truchon .... scenic painter
Halima Zniber .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Yvon Benoît .... sound mixer
Daniel Bisson .... sound recordist
Luc Boudrias .... sound re-recording mixer
Anton Fischlin .... sound editor (as Anton Fishlin)
Bernard Gariépy Strobl .... sound re-recording mixer
Hans Laitres .... sound re-recording mix assistant
Patrick Lalonde .... assistant sound mixer
Patrick Lalonde .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Jacques-Alexandre Levesque .... foley artist assistant
Mira Mailhot .... sound editor
Simon Meilleur .... foley artist
Mireille Morin .... sound editor
Martin Pinsonnault .... supervising sound editor
Jean-François Sauvé .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Normand Gobeille .... special effects technician
Guillaume Murray .... special effects supervisor
Martin Williams .... special effects rigger
Visual Effects by
Nicolas Cadorette Vigneau .... compositor (as Nicolas Cadorette)
Marc Cote .... visual effects director (as Marc Cõté)
Daniel Coupal .... compositor
Thai Son Doan .... compositor
Gunnar Hansen .... visual effects consultant
Isabelle Langlois .... digital compositor
Isabelle Riva .... production consultant
Sylvain Theroux .... lead digital artist
Jean-Philippe Traoré .... Flame artist
Kim Yong-Kyun .... lead technical director
Kim Yong-Kyun .... senior compositor
Philippe Roberge .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Geoffroy Beauchemin .... underwater camera operator
Michel Bernier .... focus puller
Jean-François Dasylva-LaRue .... grip
Andre-Pierre Lampron .... electrician
Denis-Noel Mostert .... camera operator: "b" camera
Yanka Pelletier .... grip
Sébastien Raymond .... still photographer
David Reinhard .... first assistant camera: underwater scenes
Geoffroy St-Hilaire .... second assistant camera
Benoît Sévigny .... gaffer
Jean-Francois Tousignant .... loader
Casting Department
Mustapha Grumij .... casting assistant
Pierre Pageau .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annemarie Aird .... costume design assistant (as Anne-Marie Aird)
Julie Amyot .... dresser
Editorial Department
Marie-Hélène Bourget .... assistant on-line editor
Simon Broderick .... telecine colorist
Brigitte Daigneault .... colorist
Geneviève Hébert .... director of post-production
Sylvain Lebel .... additional editor
Sylvain M. Lebel .... post-production assistant
Arthur Montreuil .... color timer
Geoffroy Tremblay .... editor: making-of
Other crew
Guy Aumond .... production accountant
Annemarie Berthiaume .... production assistant
Brigitte Chabot .... unit publicist
Danielle Dussault .... location manager
Jeannette Garcia .... assistant to producer
Charlene Hodge .... accounting assistant
Marc Lapointe .... production lawyer
Marie-Claude Poulin .... representative: producer
Chantal Cacheux .... thanks
Sylvain Guy .... thanks

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Canada:127 min (Québec) | Argentina:127 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Black and White (flashback scenes) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-11 | France:Unrated | Germany:12 | Hungary:14 | Ireland:16 | Italy:T | Japan:Unrated | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R15 | Norway:15 | Norway:10 (TV rating) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)
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Did You Know?

Even though the movie's dialogue is in French, for the theatrical release in France, subtitles were added for viewers who couldn't understand Québécois French.See more »
Anachronisms: In 1973, Raymond's girlfriend Doris wears a t-shirt with the cover of Iggy Pop's "I'm Sick of You" EP. The EP was not released until 1977.See more »
Gervais Beaulieu:[about gay people] You've got to be sick to keep your penis in someone else's ass!
Laurianne Beaulieu:[pause] Hmm... You have bad memory.
Gervais Beaulieu:[pause] Well... that was different...
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125 out of 146 people found the following review useful.
Best Quebec movie ever? I'd say so!, 5 June 2005
Author: Franck Franck from Canada

To say it bluntly, it is to my advice the best Quebec movie ever made, and from a more global perspective a very good movie no matter what you choose to compare it to.

It is a story about a young homosexual (although it isn't clearly stated in the film, and it probably would be closer to the truth to say he's bisexual), born in the 60's. We see him evolving through the next three decades, with all the difficulties one might see in having troubles with sexual orientation in theses years (among which the perception of other people of his age, questions about himself because of the taboo nature of the topic, problems having it accepted by parents and so on).

There's many things that make me to say it's the best Quebec-made movie ever. First of all, it's actually quite different from anything else to come from Quebec, as far as I can think of it. This is quite surprising, since almost all the action takes place in this province. It's far more dramatic and emotional than anything else before (maybe saved Sur le Seuil which was more tragic). Besides, Quebec has always produced a lot of humor-oriented movies (les Boys, Quebec-Montreal, etc), which do have some charm but also feel like they have all been made out of the same recipe, Quebec humor being one of a kind. It's also successful in not falling into traditional clichés of Quebec society in a given period of time (a thing that Séraphin, for example, failed to do), but at the same time depicting quite accurately what life was like at the time. It's also successful in incorporating a very diversified soundtrack, using both songs from Quebec and American cultures. That lacked in many films, although in reality you actually get both pretty much equally. To be able to recognize this and deal with it is worth being recognized. The casting is also pretty strong, in part because of the performances of the actors but also because there are some new faces in it. Another annoying tendency in movies made in Quebec is that often see the same faces over and over again.

If you put it in a larger frame, it is still a must see that I believe will get it's fair share of attention and prices outside the province. That's a thing that the Invasions Barbares did, but other than that it's hard to think of much more. The song track, besides being very good, is also brilliantly used. For example, the music Zac listens to is very representative of theses decades (you get Pink Floyd, David Bowie) and evolves with the character, and is also used to create some insides between the characters (like Hier encore j'avais 20 ans, that is sung every Christmas). The three main antagonists in the movie (Zac, his brother Raymond and his father) have developed relationships with each other that are by no mean static, and in fact no even always antagonistic. Even though the story is told from Zac's perspective, he's far from flawless, as all the other characters, except maybe for the mother, who's more than often the neutral, moderated one in the many conflicts that arise. Some dialogs are actually quite funny (like the one about sodomy between Zac's father and his wife, in which Michel Côté shows he's a damn good actor).

Finally, I would say that the movie is also successful in not using easy clichés when it comes to homosexuality. Many movies got fucked up when it came to that topic, but this one doesn't. As I said before, Zac is supposedly homosexual, although it's never clearly stated and he might also just be bisexual. You don't get any real dirty stuff. The conservatives point of view on the matter are mentioned (by his fathers, among others), but aren't overwhelmingly present either. The movie is well-balanced.

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