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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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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:
"Finely tuned independent drama..." 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:
French visa # 127047 delivered on 8-3-2011.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:
[last lines]
Lisa:What's your name?
Laure:My name is Laure.
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
"Finely tuned independent drama...", 24 January 2012
Author: Sindre Kaspersen from Norway

French screenwriter and director Céline Sciamma's second feature film succeeding her award-winning directorial debut "Water Lilies" (2007), tells the story about Laure, a 10-year-old girl who has just moved to a new place with her parents and her younger sister Jeanne. One day she encounters a same-aged girl named Lisa and gives her the impression that she is a boy by presenting herself as Mikael. Laure comes to like being someone else and does everything she can to maintain her new identity, but as her friendship with her new friend grows and she learns that Lisa is in love with her, she finds herself in a moral dilemma.

This character-driven, novelistic and finely tuned independent drama which takes place during a warm summer in France, is acutely written and directed by Céline Sciamma who goes closely into the heart and mind of her young and conflicted main character in this romantic, humorous and intimate portrayal of a girl in the early stages of puberty, who gets to experience what it's like to see life through the eyes of a boy after telling a somewhat unintentional lie to the first person she meets in her new neighborhood.

Céline Sciamma's realistic, atmospheric and subtle tale about identity, coming-of-age, friendship, family and young love is thematically related to her feature film debut "Water Lilies" (2007), but has a younger cast and is a more low-keyed depiction of self-discovery. This humane, condensed and well-paced study of character which focuses on social interactions between preadolescents, is significantly reinforced by the young French actresses Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana and Jeanne Disson's remarkable acting performances. A notable French production which gained the Teddy Jury Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011.

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I wasn't completely sure... AJRoss1996
Anyone disturbed by how supposed girls vs. boys differences are stressed fl1
An 82-minute cup of tea. bdem
She was a handsome boy! tummychan
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