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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
Caroline Aquin .... tattoo makeup designer supervisor
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
Pascal Tremblay .... set dresser
Mélanie Truchon .... scenic painter
Halima Zniber .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Yvon Benoît .... sound mixer
Daniel Bisson .... sound recordist
Luc Boudrias .... re-recording mixer
Anton Fischlin .... sound editor (as Anton Fishlin)
Bernard Gariépy Strobl .... 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 supervisor: FAKE Digital Entertainment (as Marc Cõté)
Daniel Coupal .... compositor: FAKE Digital Entertainment
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
Location Management
Danielle Dussault .... location manager
Other crew
Guy Aumond .... production accountant
Annemarie Berthiaume .... production assistant
Brigitte Chabot .... unit publicist
Eve Gabereau .... distribution
Jeannette Garcia .... assistant to producer
Charlene Hodge .... accounting assistant
Marc Lapointe .... production lawyer
Lorette Leblanc .... script supervisor
Marie-Claude Poulin .... representative: producer
Chantal Cacheux .... thanks
Sylvain Guy .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Canada:127 min (Québec) | Argentina:127 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Black and White (flashback scenes) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA15+ | Brazil:16 | 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)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

This was the official Canadian entry for the "Best Foreign Language Film" category at the 2005 Academy Awards, but it did not end up as one of the five foreign language films to be nominated.See more »
Anachronisms: The bus station has the post-2000 logo of the Egged bus company.See more »
Raymond Beaulieu:[to Laurianne] I missed... your delicious ironed toast.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Being 17 (2016)See more »
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94 out of 114 people found the following review useful.
Crazy for C.R.A.Z.Y!, 22 October 2005
Author: Spuzzlightyear from Vancouver

Tell you what, if C.R.A.Z.Y. doesn't win the all the Geminis (the Oscars in Canada) it deserves, and doesn't get at least a nomination for the Academy Award for best foreign language film, there's something seriously wrong. This emotional roller-coaster, which I had the opportunity to see this year at the Vancouver International Film Festival is WONDERFUL! The director has blended together a gay coming-of-age story that is not exclusive to gay audiences, anyone can see this and relate to the family functions and dysfunctions on view here. The acting, everyone from Emile Vallee who plays the young Zach (actually the director's son) to a awesome performance by Michel Cote as the father of the family, is also wonderful. This movie had me in tears.. TEARS! at the end of it. How often can I say that happens? Hardly ever! Finally, like Dear Wendy, the other movie I liked during this festival (though no one else I talk to seems to like it hmmm..) the meaning of the title is JUST too precious to spoil for you. You'll probably figure it out by the movie's end. I'm asking, no, BEGGING, everyone to see this.

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