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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
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Louis (15 ans)
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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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It would have been a lovely family dinner. If it weren't the last. See more »

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Gaspard Ulliel and Léa Seydoux had previously starred together in Saint Laurent (2014). 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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Version of Juste la fin du monde de Jean-Luc Lagarce (2010) See more »

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Spanish Sahara
Written by Jack Bevan, Edwin Congreave, Walter Gervers, Yannis Philippakis and Jimmy Smith
Performed by Foals
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group
Authorized by Warner Music Canada
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An uninteresting family with an uninteresting problem
5 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a misstep in the young director's career. It might be worth seeing just to see Dolan fall flat on his face with this pretentious, boring, meandering, nearly unwatchable "drama". I say it in quotes because every single moment of intensity is fabricated, there is no true drama in the movie, it's all just excuses so the characters can yell. Feels like Dolan sometimes asked his actors to improvise and forgot to cut out all the bad parts of their improv. All these close-ups are nauseating and completely useless. I don't feel close to these characters and filming them an inch away from their faces won't help it. It's a disappointing mess, and I can't believe Dolan considers it to be his best film. I'm truly afraid for The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, which I was looking forward to. Hope he will straighten his path, because this is a truly bad movie and I don't understand how this got to a 7.2 (fake votes maybe?)


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