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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
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A complex film, in French, of the genesis of a love life of a 12-year old in a miserable, tragic family afflicted by some unknown genetic disease. The inspiration to the story, a book of poetry, was used to prop up a table and was the only book in the house. As Leo was reading the florid, anguished verses his mind wandered to sunny Italy with the next door neighbor girl, apparently his vision of paradise. Reality returned though, the horror of swimming in the poluted river, visiting the hospital, engaging in gang paint-sniffing, drinking and cat abuse gave the viewer an emotional yo-yo ride.
A powerful film, difficult to classify. Never light-hearted or petty, it visited all the emotions one at a time. Joy however, existed only in delusion.
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