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Léolo (1992)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 2 April 1993 (USA)
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Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he ... See full summary »

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... Narrator (voice)
... Leolo
... Mother
... Grandfather
Pierre Bourgault ... Word Tamer
Giuditta Del Vecchio ... Bianca
... Psychiatrist
... Director
... Teacher
Yves Montmarquette ... Fernand
Lorne Brass ... Fernand's Enemy
Roland Blouin ... Father
Geneviève Samson ... Rita
Marie-Hélène Montpetit ... Nanette
Francis St-Onge ... Leolo, age 6
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Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he constructs for himself through his writings, where he's Leolo Lozone, son of a Sicilian peasant (conceived in a bizarre act involving a tomato). And his experiences of growing up (especially his sexual development) affect his response to both these worlds... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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$610,488
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The scene when Léolo take the hook of a fisherman and father and son have a little dispute and a reference film Un zoo la nuit (1987) Jean-Claude Lauzon. See more »

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Narrator: My grandmother had convinced my father that good health... came through shitting.
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Written and performed by Tom Waits
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Brilliant, beautiful, wistful black comedy.
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Wonderful sad film about the tragedy of a sensitive soul in conflict with a society that is brutal, vulgar, and obscene. One of the most unusual films ever made-- daring and audacious, and richly rewarding. And the Tom Waits songs on the sound track are just right for this movie: melancholy and off-beat.


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