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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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14 wins & 24 nominations See more »
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Dazzling and disturbing, hard to watch but astonishingly original See more (13 total) »

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
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
 
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 Boye-Guérin .... award campaign publicist (as Laurent Boye)
Laurent Boye-Guérin .... festival publicist (as Laurent Boye)
Laurent Boye-Guérin .... 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 »
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Julienne Alia:You changed your sex. I changed my address.See more »
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13 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Dazzling and disturbing, hard to watch but astonishingly original, 31 March 2013
Author: jm10701 from United States

This is a strong, disconcerting, highly unconventional movie that is not easy to review, or to watch. Although it is the story of a transgender experience and how it affects existing relationships, it is much more than that.

The movie is so strong and so complex--and so long--that I'm reluctant to say much more about it, partly because I don't know much else to say about it now. I'll need to watch it at least one more time before I'm ready even to think about doing that. I can say, though, that anyone expecting a love story about attractive and sympathetic characters will be severely disappointed and probably angry.

Anyone expecting a positive account of what it's like to change gender identity will probably be disappointed too. Anyone who needs the orderly development of a story and the relatable characters that are essential in Hollywood movies will be furious after having sat through these nearly three hours of VERY unconventional and challenging movie-making.

Finally, anyone who enjoys picking a movie apart and saying what he or she would do to make it better--eliminate peripheral characters, cut an hour off the movie's length, etc--will have a field day with this one. Unfortunately for them (and for anyone who takes what they say seriously), they will have denied themselves most of what this remarkable movie offers them.

The only way to receive what a movie (or any other work of art) offers is to accept it AS IT IS, on its own terms, WITHOUT trying to analyze it or change it to fit some outside notion ("outside" meaning in YOUR mind, as opposed to the author's) of what it OUGHT to be.

Instead of trying to make this (or any other) movie "better", either make your own movie or let go of your compulsion to control what happens to you as you watch this one. If you don't like the experience, that's fine, but if you really believe you could have done it better, you're a fool. You're impressing (and cheating) nobody but yourself and anybody else who takes you seriously.

But anyone who wants to see the latest work of an extraordinarily gifted and original young artist (Xavier Dolan, who is not yet 25 years old), whose genius is exploding into the world with such power and such speed that even he probably can't explain everything he does--and is willing to let go, to give up control of the experience and see what DOLAN is showing you instead of what you want to see--will be changed by this astonishing movie.

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