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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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Final theatrical film of actress Catherine Bégin, who passed away a year after its release.See more »
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Julienne Alia:You changed your sex. I changed my address.See more »
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16 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Xavier Dolan, Anyways!, 4 December 2012
Author: Zahraa Ahmed from Saudi

Fist of all, I should tell ya that I never been excited to watch a movie for a really long time; you know that excitement when you watch the trailer over 10 times in a row. yeah, I got excited this much to watch Laurence Anyways. and as a Xavier Dolan's huge fan that makes me know for sure that this movie is gonna be a pure art. and I don't even really care that much about directors. but DAMN! Xavier Dolan is the perfect man. No, I really mean it. he's gorgeous and talented in so many ways. Although all of the films he directs are about homosexuality, but what the heck! sometimes I hesitate to recommend any of his films to people I know cause I fear they might be narrow minded about all of the homosexuality stuff. Personally, I wouldn't mind watching a Xavier Dolan's film everyday and I'd still enjoy it as if it was the first time I watch it. I killed my mother, heartbeats, and now laurence anyways.

Laurence Anyways is almost 3hrs long. I thought I'd be bored. but somehow, something kept me watching. maybe it's wanting to know how the story ends. or maybe it's the great soundtrack, or the scenes that feed your soul visually. I mean really, why bother going to a photo gallery or a concert or whatsoever when you can simply watch Laurence Anyways or any film of Dolan's, and you'll find everything you love combined together beautifully. maybe I'm just exaggerating but that's because I'm this amazed.

At first, I thought Laurence and his girlfriend weren't' good looking enough, but anyone who watches this film will absolutely fall in love with every single character in the film. and somehow you'll find them extremely beautiful because you just feel their passion and stuff.

When I posted on twitter that I'm so excited to watch it. my friend replied saying, "it's a bold movie." well, I don't know how dirty films like the hangover are okay to watch and a masterpiece like this is "bold"! One thing I noticed about Xavier's Dolan films, is that he tries not to show us nude scenes, cause it ain't pretty. nobody wants to see butts or whatsoever, well, maybe perverts want to, but that's not the point. that is to say, even sex scenes are somehow beautiful and amazing, like the sex scene in 'I killed my mother' with all the painting and the sad sex desperate sex scenes in 'heartbeats'. you can clearly understand what Dolan is implying. In Laurence Anyways, Dolan portrays the relationship between Laurence and his girlfriend as a happy couple who are madly in love with each other, before they gradually collapse. What I'm truing to say here is that Dolan never fails at impressing his audience.

The soundtrack was painfully amazing, as always. the film stats with a song by 'fever ray' which made me realize that Dolan is a fan of this band. yeah? you remember the scene in the woods in 'heartbeats'? No? Okay. I swear if I had to steal one thing from Xavie Dolan it'd be his ipod or iphone or whatsoever. the man has an amazing taste in music.

When I done watching this film, I realized that 3 hours weren't enough. I wouldn't mind if it was 10 hours long or a series with a thousand seasons. it's just pure perfection. you know when you watch a perfect film that is so perfect to the extent that you wouldn't mind if it ends after only 5 minutes or in the middle of it because it's so perfect, and whatever the end is it'd still be great and perfect. yeah, Laurence Anyways is one of those films. and I'm still happy and impressed with the ending scene. the song was oh-my-god amazing. it's like it came into my soul and said hi and settled there. I can never get bored watching the ending scene; so simple yet perfect.

And before I forget, I love the almost 5 seconds Xavier appeared in the party scene. yeah keep it up babes.

In short, Laurence Anyways is 3 hours long, BUT, it's 3 hours of love, joy, regrets, tears, emotions, passion, and XAVIER DOLAN'S PERFECTION. Go watch it! and if you watch it and hate it then I'll hate you back.

Thank you

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