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Tomboy -- A 10-year-old girl, settling into her new neighborhood outside Paris, is mistaken for a boy and has to live up to this new identity since it's too late for the mistake to be clarified.
Tomboy -- Settling into her new neighborhood outside Paris, a 10-year-old girl decides to introduce herself as a boy.

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Director:
Writer:
Céline Sciamma (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 April 2011 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
There's a new kid in town.
Plot:
A 10-year old transgender boy moves to a new neighborhood with his family. He introduces himself as a boy for the first time to new friends. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Tomboys don't cry. See more (40 total) »

Cast

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Zoé Héran ... Laure / Mickäel
Malonn Lévana ... Jeanne
Jeanne Disson ... Lisa
Sophie Cattani ... La mère

Mathieu Demy ... La père
Rayan Boubekri ... Rayan
Yohan Vero ... Vince
Noah Vero ... Noah
Cheyenne Lainé ... Cheyenne
Christel Baras ... La mère de Lisa
Valérie Roucher ... La mère de Rayan

Directed by
Céline Sciamma 
 
Writing credits
Céline Sciamma (screenplay)

Produced by
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Bénédicte Couvreur .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Baptiste de Laubier  (as Para One)
 
Cinematography by
Crystel Fournier 
 
Film Editing by
Julien Lacheray 
 
Casting by
Christel Baras  (as Christel Baras ARDA)
 
Production Design by
Thomas Grézaud 
 
Makeup Department
Marie Luiset .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Loncan Benoit .... assistant unit manager
Gaëtane Josse .... production manager
Benoit Loncan .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Valérie Roucher .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jérôme Lorichon .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Frédéric Dabo .... assistant sound
Ivan Gariel .... foley mixer
Olivier Guillaume .... sound assistant: auditorium
Benjamin Laurent .... sound
Vincent Milner .... foley artist
François Méreu .... dialogue editor
Sébastien Savine .... sound editor
Daniel Sobrino .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Simon Descamps .... title
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierre Assenat .... assistant camera
Mathieu Cassan .... stagiaire image
Jean-Pierre Garbin .... additional electrician (as Jean-Pierre Garbon)
Aurélien Gerbault .... gaffer
Elie Girard .... second camera
Cyril Herry .... additional electrician (as Cyril Hery)
Jérémie Leloup .... chief machinist
 
Editorial Department
Alessia Chiesa .... assistant editor
Aline Conan .... colorist
François Dupuy .... technical manager: digimage
 
Other crew
Melody Benistant .... press attache
François Guerrar .... press attache (as Francois Hassan Guerrar)
 
Thanks
Julie Artero .... thanks
Olivier Auguste-Dormeuil .... thanks
Sidney Balenci .... thanks
Livia Baroni .... thanks
Marco Baroni .... thanks
Sebastien Beffa .... thanks
Catherine Beiloeit .... thanks
Odile Beraud .... thanks
Céline Billot .... thanks
Rosalie Cimino .... thanks
Danièle D'Antoni .... thanks
Jacqueline Delaunay .... thanks
Elisabeth Depardieu .... thanks
Sylvie Dessauve .... thanks
Didier Diaz .... thanks
François Dupuy .... thanks
Olivier Duval .... thanks
Leyni Elice .... thanks
Rubens Elice .... thanks
Cécile Felsenberg .... thanks
Pascale Ferran .... thanks
José-Manuel Gonçalvés .... thanks
Géraldine Gues .... thanks (as Géraldine Gués)
Olivier Guillaume .... thanks
Sophie Haguet .... thanks
Bianca Lainé .... thanks
Noémie Lvovsky .... the director wishes to thank
Massi .... thanks
Jean-Jacques Millo .... thanks
Sandra Mirimanoff .... thanks
Nicolas Naegelen .... thanks
Martin Perreau .... thanks
Hugues Quattrone .... thanks
Pierrick Schnunt .... thanks
Laurent Sciamma .... thanks
Francesco Scraramella .... thanks
Vincent Texeira .... thanks
Florian Thiebaux .... thanks
Catherine Tocheport .... thanks
Tommaso Vergallo .... thanks
Christine Viau .... thanks
Stéphane Viguié .... thanks
Franck Weber .... thanks
 

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82 min | Germany:84 min
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Trivia:
Script written from April 2010. The main actress was found on the first day of casting. The film was shot in twenty days in August 2010 with a crew of fourteen.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the fight over the attack on Jeanne - which Laure wins, we see Laure attentively dressing the graze on Jeanne's knee, and adding a blue-coloured sticking plaster (Band-Aid). In the next scene, when (the un-named) mother finds out that Laure has been passing herself off as a boy, she demands that Laure wear a dress, when they both go to the neighbour to apologise. Laure is sitting on the bed with Jeanne, but all traces of Jeanne's knee injury, and even the sticking plaster, have disappeared.See more »
Quotes:
Lisa:[subtitled version] Are you looking for the others? I noticed you looking at them. They already left. Are you new around here?
Laure:Yeah, we got in yesterday.
Lisa:I'm Lisa. I live here.
[pause]
Lisa:You're shy.
Laure:No, I'm not.
Lisa:Won't you tell me your name?
Laure:Mikael, my name is Mikael.
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Tomboys don't cry., 9 March 2012
Author: The Backseat Director from United Kingdom

It feels like a time gone by of dreamy focused, eternally youthful, summer days: running around in woods, water fights, wrestling, sitting out of football matches, Play-Doh spaghetti, and feeling too scared to stand next to the other boys to pee.

With an approach that is far more Boys Don't Cry than it is Mrs Doubtfire, and by hitting upon gender identity during pre-puberty, a lengthy and distancing make-up job can be avoided.

And so without a rubber nose nor silicone jaw in sight, little Zoé Héran is left stripped bare, literally, to "play boy", with performance alone. And her performance as Laure / Mikael is nothing short of genius.

Masculinity is a hard act to pull off, but pre-pubescent masculinity is such a fine and narrow ledge between forced and feminine that it's incredible that it feels so effortless for a ten year old actress. Compare this to Glenn Close and Janet McTeer in Albert Nobbs, and they feel even more like Little Britain characters than they ever did tearing along the beach screaming "I'm a lady…" And they both got Oscar nominations…?

Zoe is surrounded by a cast of unbelievably naturalistic fellow children; her six-year old sister Jeanna, and the relationship they share is so intimate and convincing that every now and then I simply couldn't imagine there being a camera and film crew right up in their playful, cute as a button, faces.

Her burgeoning relationship with new neighbor Lisa, is as delightful as it is frightful, as you know that at some point there has to be a denouncement that Mikael is not all he seems – and for those of you that have experienced it, you thought that finding out your boyfriend was gay was tough?

Maybe, just maybe, it's because they're talking French that the performances and dialogue feel flawless – murmur in Parisian tones underneath sparse subtitles and I'm sold – or maybe it's because elsewhere they just don't grow 'em like they grow 'em in France.

The script, story, direction and cinematography are enviable, and throughout you hold a little silent prayer in your heart that it's not going to end up, like Brandon Teena, in a ditch.

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I wasn't completely sure... AJRoss1996
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An 82-minute cup of tea. bdem
She was a handsome boy! tummychan
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