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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... See more »

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Narrator (voice)
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Leolo
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Mother
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Grandfather
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Word Tamer
Giuditta Del Vecchio ...
Bianca
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Psychiatrist
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Director
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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
Alex Nadeau ...
Fernand, age 16
Louis Grenier ...
Gynecologist
Richard Guèvremont ...
Geography Teacher
Éric Cadorette ...
Little Godin
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Fishmonger (as Aaron Tager)
Luc Séguin ...
Latourelle
Simon Gosselin ...
Paquette
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Fisher
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Regina (as Catherine Lemieux)
Nick Fasano ...
Italian Salesman
Jade Landry Cuerrier ...
Young Nanette
Magalie Beauregard ...
Young Rita
Simon Lavigne ...
Baby
Amedeo Carlo Mangiu ...
Tommaso
Maria Petraglia ...
Contadina
Salvador Giuffrida ...
Umberto
Mikaël Baillairgé-Lafontaine ...
Diver
Gilles Durand
Louis Turcotte
Jacques Raymond
Jean Pilote
Karen Murphy
Patrick Leclerc
Fabiola Lamoureux
Domenico Di Donato
Eric Brasseur
Michel Bouthillette
Julienne Boily
Adam Richards
Senge Narongsha
Stephane Claude
Pierre Bedard

Directed by

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Jean-Claude Lauzon

Written by

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Jean-Claude Lauzon ... ()

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Léon G. Arcand ... line producer
Aimée Danis ... producer
Isabelle Fauvel ... co-producer
Doris Girard ... associate producer
Lyse Lafontaine ... producer
Robert Lantos ... executive producer
Jean-François Lepetit ... co-producer
Claudette Viau ... executive producer

Cinematography by

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Guy Dufaux

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Michel Arcand

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Lucie Robitaille

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François Séguin

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François Séguin

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Frances Calder
André Chamberland

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François Barbeau

Production Management

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Tommaso Calevi ... production manager
Pierre Laberge ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jacques W. Benoit ... assistant director
Marzio Casa ... assistant director: Italy

Art Department

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Rejean Brochu ... construction supervisor
Denis Hamel ... property master
Étienne Lapointe-Proulx ... assistant property master
Marta Zani ... set designer
Peter Stratford ... draftsman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mathieu Beaudin ... sound effects editor
Yvon Benoît ... sound
Claude La Haye ... boom operator
Jean-Pierre Lelong ... foley artist
Jacques Plante ... adr supervisor
Marcel Pothier ... sound editor
François B. Senneville ... apprentice sound editor
Hans Peter Strobl ... sound mixer

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Louis Craig ... special effects supervisor
Mario Dumont ... special effects senior technician
André Laperrière ... special effects technician

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Richard Martin ... title designer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jean-Yves Denis ... grip
Pauline Heaton ... cinematographer: underwater unit
Pierric Jouvante ... electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mohamed Al Naimi ... extras dresser (as Mohamad Al Naimi)
Mariane Carter ... set costumer (as Marianne Carter)
Guy Cloutier ... extras dresser
Judy Jonker ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Marie-France Caron ... location manager
Kirk Finken ... location manager

Script and Continuity Department

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Josiane Morand ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Bernard Lamy ... production accountant
Dominique Leroutier ... assistant to unit manager: second unit

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Leolo (Canada, English title)
  • Leolo (World-wide, English title)
  • Leolo (Slovenia)
  • Леоло (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Leolo - Porque Eu Sonho... (Brazil)
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  • 107 min
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Trivia The book which appears in the movie is "L'avalée des avalés" (translated as "Swallow of the Swallowed") by Canadian writer Réjean Ducharme. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Game/The End of Violence/L.A. Confidential/The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Cold Cold Ground See more »
Quotes Narrator: Because I dream, I am not.
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