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The Countess of Baton Rouge (1997)

La comtesse de Bâton Rouge (original title)
Montreal film-maker Rex Prince travels to Louisiana to search for his first love Paula Paul, the Countess of the title: the loveliest bearded lady ever to grace a circus sideshow. To win ... See full summary »

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André Forcier

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André Forcier
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robin Aubert ... Rex Prince
Geneviève Brouillette ... Paula Paul de Nerval
Isabel Richer ... Fictionalized Paula Paul
David Boutin ... Roy Tranquille
Frédéric Desager Frédéric Desager ... The Great Zenon - The Cyclops
Gaston Lepage ... Édouard Doré
France Castel ... Nuna Breaux
Louise Marleau ... Angèlie Temporel
Francine Ruel ... Bébé Crocodile
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier ... Julie Larousse
Marie Eykel ... Marie Heureux (Passe-par-là)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzanne Cloutier ... Virginie Beaufort
Shane Guilbeau ... L'Homme Sandwhich
Mark Krasnoff Mark Krasnoff ... Canon Man
LaTitia-DeLaine LaTitia-DeLaine ... Beautiful Albino Woman
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Montreal film-maker Rex Prince travels to Louisiana to search for his first love Paula Paul, the Countess of the title: the loveliest bearded lady ever to grace a circus sideshow. To win her love he takes on the job of Human Cannonball; wins her and loses her tragically, then tries to commit their love story to film. An exploration of self-image and memory, and the glamour (used in the sense of a magic spell or illusory reality) which the movie camera can weave. Written by hutch48

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 February 1998 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Countess of Baton Rouge See more »

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Max Films Productions See more »
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For 20 years the elfin Marie Eykel starred on French language TV in Quebec and Ontario in the title role of the award-winning kids' show "Passe-Partout." In this film she does a surreal cameo, at age 50, as a customer at Rex Prince's restaurant "Chez Mon Papa" in a mink coat with bare breasts. Her character (called, in parody, "Passe-par-là") complains that she is "just another actress, that's all." See more »

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