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Café de Flore -- A drama that chronicles the parallel fates of Jacqueline, a young mother with a disabled son in 1960s Paris, and Antoine, a recently divorced, successful DJ in present day Montreal.

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Jean-Marc Vallée (written by)
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18 November 2011 (Canada) See more »
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A love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. A mystical and fantastical odyssey on love. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Vanessa Paradis ... Jacqueline

Kevin Parent ... Antoine Godin
Hélène Florent ... Carole

Evelyne Brochu ... Rose
Marin Gerrier ... Laurent
Alice Dubois ... Véronique
Evelyne de la Chenelière ... Amélie
Michel Dumont ... Julien Godin
Linda Smith ... Louise Godin
Joanny Corbeil-Picher ... Juliette
Rosalie Fortier ... Angéline
Michel Laperrière ... Le psychologue
Caroline Bal ... La mère de Véronique
Nicolas Marié ... Le père de Véronique
Pascal Elso ... Paul
Jérôme Kircher ... Louis
Claire Vernet ... La directrice d'école
Manon Balthazard ... L'institutrice (as Manon Balthazar)
Émile Vallée ... Antoine (14 ans)
Chanel Fontaine ... Carole (14 ans)
Emmanuelle Beaugrand-Champagne ... La médium
Misstress Barbara ... DJ Piknic Electronik
Luc Raymond ... DJ Loft
Yves Perreault ... Lecteur AA

Jean-Marc Vallée ... Le voisin

Antoine Duchesneau ... Jeune cousin
Axel Racette ... Enfant voiture
Caroline Gilbert ... Mère enfant trisomique
Lucas Bonin ... Enfant trisomique
Juliette G. Even ... Nadine
Jonathan De Pinho ... Garde royal (jeune)
Jean-Pierre Hilaréguy ... Garde royal
Annick Desmarais ... Agent de bord
Catherine Laferrière-Faubert ... L'acupunctrice
Yves Fortin ... Le photographe du mariage
Franck Mercadal ... Professeur de diction
Baptiste Delas ... Charles
Dominique Foure ... Femme salon de coiffure (as Dominique Fouré)
Fabienne Mésenge ... Mère du camarade de Laurent
Jean-Yves Roan ... Le médecin
Richard Chevallier ... Entraîneur de boxe
Marc Galtié ... Homme du métro
Catherine Giron ... Secrétaire de l'école
Raphaël Maillot ... Laurent (3 mois)
Mathis Caffa ... Laurent (6 mois)
Tristan Fasquel ... Laurent (2 ans)
Baptiste Gouwy ... Laurent (4 ans)
Ulrick Fabrowski ... Doublure Laurent
Tennessee Maquignon ... Doublure Véronique
Ophélie Huyet ... Doublure Carole
Zoé Lamontagne ... Doublure Amélie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Loan Leloup
Timéo Leloup ... Petit garçon sur la péniche
Mathieu Rousseau
Yvon Aucoin ... Jardinier (uncredited)

Julie Baronnie ... Maman école (uncredited)
Mathieu Dufresne ... Avocat (uncredited)
Marc Fournier ... Avocat (uncredited)
Nicole Huerta ... Femme (uncredited)
Amy Khoury ... Danseuse (uncredited)
Nicolas Laliberté ... Jeune cycliste (uncredited)
Johanne Loiselle ... Postière (uncredited)
Lise Sita ... Femme (uncredited)

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

Produced by
Nicolas Coppermann .... co-producer
Pierre Even .... producer
Vanessa Fourgeaud .... co-producer
Nicole Hilaréguy .... line producer: Canada
Marie-Claude Poulin .... producer
Jean-Yves Robin .... co-producer
Marc Stanimirovic .... line producer: France
Jean-Marc Vallée .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Cottereau 
 
Film Editing by
Jean-Marc Vallée 
 
Casting by
Constance Demontoy 
 
Production Design by
Patrice Vermette 
 
Art Direction by
Emma Pucci 
 
Set Decoration by
Florence Babin-Beaudry 
Genevieve Burt 
Guillaume Bédard 
Nicolas Clouâtre 
Hélène Dubreuil 
Julien Fallu 
Sylvain Fyfe 
Jay Lavigne 
Luc Poirier 
 
Costume Design by
Ginette Magny 
Emmanuelle Youchnovski 
 
Makeup Department
Caroline Aquin .... makeup artist: tattoos, Canada
Frédéric Birault .... key hair stylist: France
Marianne Bobet .... daily makeup artist
Sandro Di Gioacchino .... hair stylist: Canada
Christiane Fattori .... makeup designer: Canada
Catherine Lahaye .... makeup artist: Canada
Christine Larocque .... wig maker: Canada
Frédéric Marin .... key makeup artist: France
Ghislaine Sant .... key hair stylist: Canada
 
Production Management
Adrien Adriaco .... unit manager: France
Aurélien Brie .... extra assistant unit manager: France
Pierre-Alexandre Casarino .... extra assistant unit manager: France
Joseph-Antoine Clavet .... assistant production: Canada
Mathieu Delahousse .... extra assistant unit manager: France
Térence Desternes .... extra assistant unit manager: France
Daniel Gendron .... assistant production: Canada
Nadia Khedaim .... assistant production: Canada
Patrice Marchand .... production manager (France)
Yanick Myre .... assistant production: Canada
Jeneviève Osborne .... assistant set manager: Canada
Gino Paradis .... assistant production manager: Canada
Germain Petitclerc .... set manager: Canada
Jessy Poulin .... assistant production: Canada
Sebastien Poussard .... production manager: Canada
Marc Pronovost .... assistant production: Canada
Pierre Thériault .... post-production supervisor
Nakkita Toumi .... assistant production: Canada
Roxanne Vallet .... assistant unit manager: France
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kelly-Anne Bonieux .... assistant director
Alix Croquet .... additional assistant director
Jeanne Leblanc .... third assistant director
Gabrielle Mankiewicz .... additional third assistant director
Julie Navarro .... first assistant director: Paris
Eric Parenteau .... first assistant director
Lucie Pelletier .... second assistant director
Jennifer Peyrot .... second assistant director: Paris
Leo Rocheblave .... additional assistant director: Paris
Pascal Salafa .... first assistant director preparation: Paris
 
Art Department
Carole Arpin .... on-set props
Julie Assalet .... set dresser trainee: Paris
Kali Berthet .... key painter: Paris
Pascal Bisson .... carpenter
Pierre-Jean Boissard .... construction manager: Paris
André Boisvert .... painter
Nicolas Brechat .... props: Paris
Gino Carrier .... carpenter
Benoit Cool .... carpenter
Philippe De Berger .... painter
Matthieu Degeorges .... key carpenter: Paris
Hélène Dubreuil .... assistant set decorator: Paris
Louis Fortin .... construction coordinator
Antoine Galinié .... props: Paris
Stephane Guerreau .... builder: Paris
Catherine Gélinas .... key dresser
Martin Handfield .... on-set property master
Marine Israel .... first assistant art director: Paris
Geneviève Legault .... art department coordinator
Hugues Letellier .... assistant art director
Schéhérazade MacKenzie Main .... painter: Paris
Antonio Nogueira .... property manager: Paris
Jean-Francois Poupart .... graphic designer
Elia Garcia Quijada .... painter
Julie Robert .... property master
Katell Rolland .... builder: Paris
Jérôme Tarby .... construction coordinator: Paris
Aneymone Wilhelm .... assistant set decorator trainee: Paris (as Aneymone Wylhem)
 
Sound Department
Salma Ayache .... dialogue transcription
Cédric Berger .... sound trainee: Paris
Blaise Blanchier .... sound effects editor
Laurent Bluwal .... boom operator
Jo Caron .... foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Eric Chevallier .... re-recording mixer
Gavin Fernandes .... re-recording mixer
Natalie Fleurant .... dialogue editor
Shaun-Nicholas Gallagher .... a.d.r. mixer
Louis Gignac .... re-recording mixer
Benoit Leduc .... adr recordist
Simon Meilleur .... foley artist
Jean Minondo .... sound
Marie-Lou Morin .... post sound coordinator
Mireille Morin .... dialogue editor
Martin Pinsonnault .... sound
Luc Raymond .... sound effects editor
Vincent Riendeau .... assistant re-recording mixer
Malo Thouément .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Guillaume Murray .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Stephanie Broussaud .... colorist assist
Marc Cote .... visual effects supervisor
Daniel Coupal .... digital compositor
Claire Coutelle .... visual effects
Dominic Dauphin .... digital compositor
Vincent Dudouet .... digital compositor: Fake Studio
Nicolas Gaffiero .... cg modeler
Florian Grenier .... digital compositor
Simon Mercier .... layout
Veronique Messier Lauzon .... visual effects coordinator
Cynthia Mourou .... visual effects producer
Eric Normandin .... digital artist
Martin Pensa .... visual effects artist
Luc Sanfaçon .... visual effects artist
Patrick Tasse .... digital compositor
Sylvain Theroux .... visual effects supervisor
Nathalie Tremblay .... digital compositor
Hubert Zapalowicz .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Alexandre Cadieux .... stunt driver
Jean Frenette .... stunt coordinator
David Rigby .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivia Aravecchia .... underwater assistant camera
Geoffroy Beauchemin .... underwater camera operator
Erwan Becquelin .... key grip: Paris
Stephane Boisvert .... second generator operator
Loïc Bouladjat .... electrician
Simon Chanvillard .... additional electrician: Paris
Jocelyn Spronken Forget .... grip
Simon Fraser .... electrician
Francis Gemme-Jolicoeur .... generator operator
Johan Le Ruz .... second assistant camera: Paris
Jean Legrand .... first assistant camera: Paris
Marc Lemieux .... second assistant camera
Alexandre Marien .... best boy electric
Nicolas Mignot .... best boy grip
Catherine Motard .... assistant camera
Henri Normand .... additional electrician
Guillaume Parisien .... first assistant camera
Yanka Pelletier .... key grip
Olivier Pilorget .... key electrician: Paris
Sébastien Raymond .... still photographer
Benoît Sévigny .... chief lighting technician
Nicolas Tardif .... additional electrician
Martin Vaillancourt .... grip
Patrice Vermette .... additional photography
 
Casting Department
Emmanuelle Beaugrand-Champagne .... casting director: Canada
Nathalie Boutrie .... co-casting director
Julie Breton .... extras casting
Béatriz Coutrot .... child casting: Paris
Constance Demontoy .... casting director: France
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annemarie Aird .... costumer (as Anne-Marie Aird)
Julie Amyot .... set costumer
Sophia Begny .... costume trainee: Paris
Sophia Begny .... costumer trainee
Pauline Berland .... costumer
Pauline Besnier .... dresser: Paris
Caroline Bréard .... costumer
Suzanne Canuel .... costumes coordinator
Catherine Gélinas .... key dresser
Martine Picard .... extras dresser
 
Editorial Department
Alexis Cadorette-Vigneau .... technical supervisor
Gary Chuntz .... colorist
Martin Pensa .... first assistant editor
Guillaume Poulin .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Mark Chikhani .... assistant location manager: Montreal
Fabienne Guicheneuy .... location scout: Paris
Philippe Letode .... location scout: Paris
France Pelchat .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Lucie Bourgouin .... music rights clearance
 
Transportation Department
Luc Poirier .... vehicle coordinator
 
Other crew
Guy Aumond .... production accountant
Sylvie Benavides .... first assistant accountant
Laurent Boyé .... international festival publicity team: Telefilm Canada (as Laurent Boye)
Philippe Fendt .... assistant to Vanessa Paradis: Paris
Jeannette Garcia .... assistant to producer
Jean-Pierre Hilareguy .... guard
Lucile Hochdoerefer .... researcher
Charlene Hodge .... first accounting assistant
Chantal Huet .... accounting administrator
Pamela Juteau .... production secretary
Nadia Khedaim .... production assistant
Alexandre Lacasse .... set runner
Michel Lam .... making-of
Mélanie Lessard .... location unit manager: Canada
Valérie Letarte .... web team: Kngfu
René Lopez .... craft service
Lisa Lê .... assistant craft service
Emilie Maison .... press attache
Mona Medawar .... script supervisor
Pierre Mongrain .... location unit manager: Canada
Johanne Pelletier .... production coordinator
Sebastien Proulx .... set runner (as Sébastien Proulx)
Fauve Raby-Tassé .... assistant craft service
Luc Raymond .... consultant: rave
Christel Richer .... production runner
Roca .... consultant: jewelry
Marie-Hélène Viens .... intern
 
Thanks
Sylvain Lebel .... special thanks
Denis O'Sullivan .... special thanks
Nathan Ross .... special thanks
 

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120 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | France:Tous publics | Ireland:15A | Japan:R15+ | South Korea:18 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director and writer Jean-Marc Vallée originally wanted Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" as part of the film's soundtrack, however while Jimmy Page eventually agreed to its use, Robert Plant nixed the idea.See more »
Quotes:
Antoine Godin:Do you believe in soulmates? I do. I like the concept that there is somebody who is supposed to be with you forever.See more »
Soundtrack:
Svefn-g-englarSee more »

FAQ

Do the mother and child die???
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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Till Fate Do Us Apart, 3 July 2012
Author: purple_811 from Edinburgh, Scotland

I scared myself when I cried with the Sigur Ros song in the film, out of blue, in the dark cinema with only 3 other strange people there.

This is a film about dream and love, and what are you supposed to do if your dream is all about the one you love, and what if you spend all your life protecting a dream that never meant to belong to you. This is the question in front of Jacqueline and Carole. After all, having a dream that connected to human beings is a dangerous thing to do.

Using two parallel story lines is no more a novelty in film making. Yet the film does not give us much information on the relation between the two very different stories—a single mother, Jacqueline, with her Down's syndrome son, Laurent, in 1960s and a couple (Carole and Antonio) facing betrayal and the sequential mental stress today. The only correlations between them are Carole's strange dreams and "Cafe de Flore"—the songs with the same name that people from two spaces and times happened to play. Two and a half hours is a long duration for an independent art film, and in most of the time, these two stories are separately told, slowly and beautifully, and I thought maybe that's it, there would be no overlap between the two stories, until Carole figured out her connection with the mother and son from the last life.

I watched Cafe de Flore by myself in a small cinema in the suburb of London. Tranquillity is all you need when encountering a beautiful film like this. Crying like a baby in the cinema, I had to sit there for a while until the film credits finished in order to give myself some time to look normal before going out. And the film is such a great comfort for some reason, it's cathartic.

The original soundtrack is another important reason to make the film so moving. Interestingly, Sigur Ros's music video svefn-g-englar featured with Down's syndrome dancers, could be the initial inspiration of Cafe de Flore?

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