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It's Only the End of the World (2016)

Juste la fin du monde (original title)
Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

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Pierre Jolicoeur
William Boyce Blanchette ...
Louis (15 ans)
Sasha Samar ...
Chauffeur de taxi
Arthur Couillard ...
Petit garçon - avion
Emile Rondeau ...
Louis (5-6 ans)
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Antoine (16-22 ans)
Jenyane Provencher ...
Jeune fille - trampoline
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After 12 years of absence, Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a writer, goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, fits and feuds unfold, fuelled by loneliness and doubt, while all attempts of empathy are sabotaged by people's incapacity to listen and love. Written by Polly_Kat

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This is Xavier Dolan's fifth collaboration with cinematographer André Turpin. The previous were Indochine: College Boy (2013), Tom à la ferme (2013), Mommy (2014) and Adele: Hello (2015). See more »

Quotes

Suzanne: Drop it, mom. Jeez!
La mère: Our aerobics song. I'm obsessed, it's a real find.
Suzanne: Everybody found it, mom.
La mère: Translation said it's about Picasso being in love, or Picasso... anyway it wasn't clear.
[they both start dancing to O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei]
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Genesis
Written by Grimes (as Claire Élise Boucher)
Performed by Grimes
Published by KOBALT Songs for Grimes Creative Production
Authorized by Beggars Group Media
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What happened to Dolan?
11 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

having been immensely impressed with Xavier Dolans's previous works, I took it for granted that I would like this movie. Never would have expected such an immense disappointment. At some point I was even wondering if someone had got it wrong and this wasn't his movie. Essentially: if you read the one-sentence sum up, you know the movie and there is nothing else to be learned or explored. In fact, without knowing the sum-up, I wouldn't even have known what's going on in this movie. The movie switches between random explosions of aggressiveness that don't make a lot of sense and endless "feels like 2 minutes" close-ups where the only movement is the blink of the actor's eye, all that accompanies by music that seems completely out of context. I hope Mr Dolan gets back on track to his previous brilliance with future works.


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