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Xavier Dolan (written by)
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28 June 2013 (USA) See more »
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A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Melvil Poupaud ... Laurence Alia

Suzanne Clément ... Fred Belair

Nathalie Baye ... Julienne Alia
Monia Chokri ... Stéfanie Belair
Susan Almgren ... Journaliste (as Susie Almgren)

Yves Jacques ... Michel Lafortune
Sophie Faucher ... Andrée Belair
Magalie Lépine Blondeau ... Charlotte (as Magalie Lépine-Blondeau)
Catherine Bégin ... Mamy Rose
Emmanuel Schwartz ... Baby Rose
Jacques Lavallée ... Dada Rose
Perrette Souplex ... Tatie Rose (as Perette Souplex)
Patricia Tulasne ... Shookie Rose
David Savard ... Albert
Monique Spaziani ... Francine
Denise Filiatrault ... Gérante de la crêperie
Violette Chauveau ... Élise Voïlinsky

Mylène Jampanoï ... Fanny

Jacob Tierney ... Alexandre
Gilles Renaud ... Président du conseil
Patrice Coquereau ... Secrétaire du conseil
Anne-Élisabeth Bossé ... Mélanie
Anne Dorval ... Marthe Delteuil
Pierre Chagnon ... Yves Voïnitski
Éric Bruneau ... Mathieu
Alexis Lefebvre ... Simon Deltreuil
Denys Paris ... Roland Bertrand
Vincent Davy ... Pierre Alia
Vincent Plouffe ... Léo
Manuel Tadros ... Propriétaire arabe
Alexandre Goyette ... Marco de Bellefeuille

Antoine-Olivier Pilon ... Jeune adolescent
Bronwen Mantel ... Antiquaire
Mario Geoffrey ... Camionneur
Yvette Thuot ... Tante d'Albert
Jeanne Gionnet-Lavigne ... Étudiante (as Jeanne Gionet-Lavigne)
Claude Gasse ... Commis du supermarché
Clément Deschênes ... Barman à l'elle au Noir
Mark Lambert ... Barman
François Sasseville ... Homme académique
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Desmarescaux ... CEGEP étudiant (uncredited)

Xavier Dolan ... Man at the party (uncredited)
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Directed by
Xavier Dolan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Xavier Dolan  written by

Produced by
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Xavier Dolan .... executive producer
Charles Gillibert .... producer
Nathanaël Karmitz .... producer
Lyse Lafontaine .... producer
Carole Mondello .... line producer
Gus Van Sant .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Noia 
 
Cinematography by
Yves Bélanger (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Xavier Dolan (montage)
 
Casting by
Helene Rousse 
 
Production Design by
Anne Pritchard 
 
Art Direction by
Colombe Raby 
 
Set Decoration by
Louis Dandonneau 
Pascale Deschênes 
 
Costume Design by
François Barbeau (original costume designer)
Xavier Dolan 
 
Makeup Department
Chantal Bergeron .... assistant hair stylist
Michelle Côté .... hair department head
Nathalie Garon .... hair stylist
Annie Jalbert .... wig maker
Kathy Kelso .... key makeup artist
Martin Lapointe .... key hair stylist
Maïna Militza .... assistant makeup artist
Magali Métivier .... makeup artist
Marcelo Padovani .... hair stylist
Colleen Quinton .... makeup designer
Ghislaine Sant .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Carole Mondello .... production manager
Pierre Thériault .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeanne Leblanc .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Carole Arpin .... assistant on-set property master
Hans Barzeele .... scenic technician
Suzanne Beauchemin .... scenic painter
Amélie Bertrand .... assistant decorator
Michel Bouchard .... art coordinator
Benoit Camerlain .... scenic painter
Isabelle Côté .... graphic designer
Katia Kim Depatie .... assistant decorator (as Katia-Kim Dépatie)
Sylvain Fyfe .... scenic technician
Léa Giguère Santini .... scenic painter
Alain Giguère .... chief scenic painter
Martin Handfield .... on set property master
Michel R. Lambert .... scenic technician (as Michel Lambert)
Michel R. Lambert .... set dresser
Raymond Larose .... set designer
Colin Lavigne .... scenic technician
Yen-Chao Lin .... assistant painter
Oscar Lopez .... scenic technician
Jonathan Miron-Fyfe .... scenic technician
Étienne Ouellette .... assistant painter
Veronique Paquet .... scenic painter
Geneviève Parent .... assistant decorator
Guillaume Perreault .... assistant picture vehicles
Luc Poirier .... scenic technician
Ludovic Poirot .... scenic technician
Ludovic Poirot .... set dresser
Isabelle Poulin .... assistant decorator
Guillaume Prévost .... scenic technician
Michel Robichaud .... assistant chief scenic painter
Benoit Robitaille .... scenic technician (as Benoît Robitaille)
Benoit Robitaille .... set dresser
Mario Santini .... scenic painter
Jocelyne St-Pierre .... assistant decorator
Carole Theriault .... art coordinator (as Carole Thériault)
Louise Trudeau .... scenic painter
Hendrik-Willem Van Woudenberg .... scenic painter (as Hendrik Willem Van Woudenberg)
Yanick Veilleux .... scenic technician
Yanick Veilleux .... set dresser
Katia Kim Depatie .... props maker (uncredited)
Pascale Deschênes .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Sylvain Brassard .... supervising sound editor
Xavier Dolan .... dubbing director
Isabelle Favreau .... dialogue editor
Olivier Goinard .... sound mixer
François Grenon .... sound
Olivier Guillaume .... sound assistant: auditorium
Juliette Heintz .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Pierre Côté .... effects best boy
 
Visual Effects by
Michel Bergeron .... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Sébastien Chartier .... lead effects: Alchemy 24
Daniel Coupal .... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Vincent Dudouet .... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Jean-François Ferland .... visual effects supervisor: Alchemy 24
Sébastien Gagné .... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Daniel Gaudreau .... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Maxime Lapointe .... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Simon Mercier .... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Vissal Ong .... lead compositor: Alchemy 24
Jose Orozco .... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Sonia Wu .... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
Mohamed Zekri .... digital compositor: Alchemy 24
 
Stunts
Jean Frenette .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Bossé .... photographer: background screen
Nicholas Bouliane .... additional electrician
Jean Brodeur .... grip
Patrick Byrne .... best boy grip
Daniel Chrétien Jr. .... additional electrician (as Daniel Jr. Crétien)
Andrew Dent .... additional electrician
Alain Desmarchais .... key grip
David Dollé .... best boy grip
Bruno Ferland .... chief electrician
Mathieu Gosselin .... additional electrician
Marie-Pierre Gratton .... second assistant camera
George Haryszyn .... generator operator (as George Hryszyn)
Jacynthe Labrosse .... grip
Martine Leclerc .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mathieu Letarte .... electrician
Patrick Magnin .... electrician
Joel Poisson .... additional grip
André Potvin .... additional grip
Geoffroy St-Hilaire .... steadicam operator
Christophe Taets .... best boy electrician
Marc-André Thibeault .... grip
Emmanuel Fernandes Vieira .... additional grip (as Emmanuel Vieira)
Simon Vincent .... grip
 
Casting Department
Sam Sazant .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Éve Aubert .... dresser: figuration (as Eve Aubert)
Sophie Beasse .... chief dresser
Marie Bellemare .... dresser: figuration
Malika Ben Slimane .... couturier
Manon Brodeur .... costume coordinator
Valérie Bélègou .... dresser: figuration
Ingrid Cadieux .... dresser: figuration
Sabrine Canuel .... dresser: figuration
Nicole Cyr .... couturier
Sylvie Dagenais .... dresser
Odile Depratto .... costume technician
Karine Desmarais .... costumier
Brigitte Desroches .... chief costumier
Christine Dolan .... costume trainee
Catherine Filion-Villeneuve .... costume coordinator
Mélissa Giroux .... costumier
Amélie Grenier .... cutter
Christine Gribbin .... dresser: figuration
Sylvie Guillard .... costumier
Judy Jonker .... costume making coordinator
Anne-Marie Kearns-Drapeau .... couturier
Louisanne Lamarre .... costume making coordinator
Lysbeth Le Bescond .... couturier
Sophie Lemay .... dresser
Vincent Pastena .... cutter
Lison Proulx .... couturier
Madeleine Tremblay .... chief costumier
Thérèse Vegia .... hat maker
 
Editorial Department
Jessica Fortin-Simard .... colorist: dailies
Serge Harvey .... digital intermediate editor
Amélie Labrèche .... assistant editor
Charlotte Mazzinghi .... colorist
 
Transportation Department
Diane Bernier .... driver
Audrey Beuzet .... driver (as Audrey Mariane Beuzet)
Steeve Dubois .... driver
Benjamin Espinoza .... driver (as Benjamin Espinoza Negrete)
Lino Mondello .... driver
Michel Perreault .... vehicles coordinator
André Savard .... driver
Yvan Segrerie .... truck production assistant
Marin Valois .... truck production assistant
 
Other crew
Salma Ayache .... dialogue transcription
Philippe Barbe .... assistant stage manager
Alexandre Beauregard .... production assistant
Annie Bertrand .... production coordinator
Laurent Boyé .... award campaign publicist (as Laurent Boye)
Laurent Boyé .... festival publicist (as Laurent Boye)
Laurent Boyé .... international festival publicity team: telefilm canada (as Laurent Boye)
Jonathan Brisebois .... additional production assistant
Gabrielle Cantin .... additional production assistant
Philippe Cliche .... additional production assistant
William Colley .... caterer
Liana Dee .... production accountant
Normand Demers .... security
Valérie Deslauriers .... additional production assistant
Gabrielle Anne Desy .... additional production assistant (as Gabrielle-Anne Désy)
Walter Diaz .... assistant production coordinator
Pierre Dillaire .... security
Maxime Dupuis .... additional production assistant
Victoria Enfedaque-Girard .... production assistant
François Fauteux .... location manager
Christian Fluet .... production accountant
Caroline Gauthier .... assistant caterer
Jessica Girard .... stage production assistant
Gabriel Guerin .... additional production assistant (as Gabriel Guérin)
Jean-Patrick Joseph .... special equipment supplier
Nutan Khanna .... clearance/product placement coordinator
Vincent Lafrance .... assistant stage manager
Thomas Langlois-Lacoste .... additional production assistant (as Thomas Langlois Lacoste)
Pierre Lapointe .... stage manager
Melanie Laprise .... production assistant (as Mélanie Laprise)
Audrey D. Laroche .... additional production assistant (as Audrey Laroche D.)
Maude Mayer .... assistant caterer
Pascal Pelletier .... fx
Marie-Pierre Poirier .... assistant caterer
Érika Potvin .... additional production assistant
Sébastien Proulx .... assistant production coordinator
Billy Racine .... assistant caterer
Véronique Renaud .... assistant caterer
Anne-Marie Roberge .... additional production assistant
Mélanie Roy .... additional production assistant
Arianne St-Pierre .... additional production assistant
Stephanie St. Hilaire .... stage manager (as Stéphanie St-Hilaire)
Jean-Philippe Théberge .... additional production assistant
Justine Tourville-Blanchet .... additional production assistant
Marie-Josée Trottier .... stage production assistant
 
Thanks
Luce Baillairgé .... in memory of
Martin Brisebois .... thanks
Christian Mahieu .... thanks
 

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168 min | Germany:159 min
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Louis Garrel was originally set to play the title role of Laurence but dropped out. Melvil Poupaud signed on to replace him.See more »
Quotes:
Laurence Alia:Our love wasn't 'safe,' but it wasn't dumb. What is it you want, Fred? What is it? A child? A house? I can give you that. I'll change.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Dolan's telling relationship drama!, 10 June 2014
Author: junkielee from Cairo, Egypt

It is Canadian prodigy Xavier Dolan's third feature, after I KILLED MY MOTHER (2009, 7/10) and HEARTBEATS (2010, 5/10), the first one he doesn't hog a leading role for himself. LAURENCE ANYWAYS chronicles a 10 year up-and-down relationship between Laurence Alia (Poupaud), a man with GID (Gender Identity Disorder) and determines to dress up like a woman, and his girlfriend Fred Belair (Clément) from 1989 to the looming millennium.

Scale wise it is Dolan's boldest and most ambitious one (save his two subsequent films TOM AT THE FARM 2013 and MOMMY 2014, which I haven't seen yet), extending around 168 minutes, Dolan strenuously spells out a panorama of struggles of Laurence and Fred, for the former, it is a life-or-death judgement call, without opening up to embrace his true id, life is pointless and meaningless to him; more thoughtfully and unconventionally, the film generously grants maximum space for the latter, to zoom in on Fred's striving for breath and co-existence when her world is equally capsized by the blunt decision made by the man she loves.

As early as the opening introduction of Laurence through onlookers (deceitfully) spontaneous responses till the very end, Laurence and Fred separately exit the barroom with posh slo-motion against the brisk gust, stylistically Dolan comes much more at ease with his ostentatious aesthetic codes, Day-Glo disco, subdued lighting, kitschy ornamentation, pop art, avant-garde tableaux vivant, chic party, campy or crammed locale confinement, highlighted by Les Five Roses, and all aided by a killing mixtape (from Fever Ray, The Cure, Visage to Moderat) to leaven the zeitgeist and propel the storytelling.

It is a pure melodrama, spearheaded by two impressive leading performances by Poupaud and Clément, especially the latter, her explosion which bookends the midway of this drawn-out feature is intensely electrifying and utterly breathtaking. She also impeccably handles the unvoiced implosion of her character, shepherded by hairstylists, costume designers and Dolan's unerring determination to lay bare all the subtlety with abstract symbolism and his own perceptive sensations.

Most of the time, Poupaud conceals his handsome contour under a ridiculous wig, heavy make- up doesn't help either, but nothing can hide Laurence's intrepidity, sensitivity and charm through his less flamboyant but more realistic rendition. Nathalie Baye, plays Laurence's negligent mother, pungently bespeaks both parenting and gender-identity are not innately fitting to anyone.

LAURENCE ANYWAYS is a solid corroboration of Dolan's prowess to explore and conquer a wider scope out of his comfort zone, visually distinct and artistically eclectic, although in any event he needs to be polished up a little bit and get himself out of the self-indulgent pitfall, let me just suppress a dash of jealousy and get ready to rejoice in the wunderkind's another output, hopefully is the much-anticipated TOM AT THE FARM.

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