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Lilies (1996)

Lilies - Les feluettes (original title)
When a bishop comes to a prison to hear the confession of an old friend he is forced to watch a play, performed by the inmates, about their youth together, love and betrayal.

Director:

John Greyson

Writers:

Michel Marc Bouchard (based upon the play by: "Les Feluettes, ou La Répétition d'un drame romantique"), Michel Marc Bouchard (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian D. Clark ... Chaplain / Father Saint Michel
Marcel Sabourin ... The Bishop
Aubert Pallascio ... Older Simon
Jason Cadieux ... Young Simon
Danny Gilmore ... Vallier
Matthew Ferguson ... Young Bilodeau
Brent Carver Brent Carver ... Countess de Tilly
Rémy Girard ... The Baroness
Robert Lalonde ... The Baron
Gary Farmer ... Timothée
Alexander Chapman Alexander Chapman ... Lydie-Anne
John Dunn-Hill ... Warden
Paul-Patrice Charbonneau Paul-Patrice Charbonneau ... Chauffeur
Michel Marc Bouchard Michel Marc Bouchard ... Photographer
Khanh Hua Khanh Hua ... Prison Ensemble
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Storyline

1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a québécois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. The inmates force the prelate to watch a play depicting what really happened in 1912. We meet him as a young man, strait-laced, intent on convincing Simon (now the convict) to join the seminary with him. Vallier, the son of an impoverished and eccentric countess, loves Simon and he is drawn to Vallier, but in fear of his father's wrath for kissing Vallier during drama rehearsal, Simon courts a visiting Parisian, asking her to marry him. Vallier, encouraged by his mother, attends the engagement party to declare his love for Simon. And what does the watchful Bilodeau do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Great passion and tragic betrayal See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 August 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Lilies See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,781, 12 October 1997

Gross USA:

$301,548

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$301,548
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Chaplain: The confession will take place in the chapel.
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Of a Shakespearian genre
8 October 2003 | by acearmsSee all my reviews

A truly remarkable film. The characters are all played by males reminiscent of the days of Shakespeare. And what a delight to watch. I've seen it several times and am always impressed with the acting as well as the plot. This was a truly artistic endeavor above the traditional film making. One has to flow with the several roles to understand the interaction of the characters and appreciate the actors in those roles. Forget the gay aspect, and appreciate the brilliant acting and roles played out. Not a typical Hollywood mill production, but something with true artistry. A must see.


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