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Ma Vie en Rose (1997)

Ma vie en rose (original title)
R | | Drama | 26 December 1997 (USA)
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Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. Her family and neighbors struggle ... See full summary »

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Alain Berliner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michèle Laroque ... Hanna Fabre
Jean-Philippe Écoffey Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Pierre Fabre
Hélène Vincent ... Élisabeth
Georges Du Fresne ... Ludovic Fabre
Daniel Hanssens Daniel Hanssens ... Albert
Laurence Bibot Laurence Bibot ... Lisette
Jean-François Gallotte Jean-François Gallotte ... Thierry
Caroline Baehr Caroline Baehr ... Monique
Julien Rivière Julien Rivière ... Jérôme
Marie Bunel ... Psychoanalyst
Gregory Diallo Gregory Diallo ... Thom Fabre
Erik Cazals De Fabel Erik Cazals De Fabel ... Jean Fabre
Cristina Barget Cristina Barget ... Zoé Fabre
Delphine Cadet Delphine Cadet ... Pam
Morgane Bruna Morgane Bruna ... Sophie
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Storyline

Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. Her family and neighbors struggle with her actions. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Sometimes you just have to be yourself.

Genres:

Drama

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

Belgium | France | UK

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ma Vie en Rose See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£205,659 (United Kingdom), 24 June 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,212, 28 December 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,280,573, 12 April 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Ludovic is helping Elisabeth put on a cucumber mask, the number and position of cucumber slices on her face changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jérôme: And this is our bathroom, and this is my bedroom.
Ludovic Fabre: What's in there?
Jérôme: It's out-of-bounds.
Ludovic Fabre: But what's in there?
Jérôme: My sister's bedroom.
Ludovic Fabre: Where is she?
Jérôme: She's gone away.
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Featured in The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) See more »

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Emmène-moi Danser ce Soir
Performed by Michèle Torr
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Watch out if you have a raw unexposed emotional inner place
9 March 2005 | by greymumsterSee all my reviews

Not just a 'weepie' but a heaving-shoulder sobfest. I watched this at The Swiss House near Leicester Square, which is quite a small intimate cinema. I was there on my own, admittedly being a sad git and the house was packed; a fair proportion of whom were gay couples. I go to the cinema a helluva lot and on the Audience Reaction Richter scale this film was a force ten with warnings. It wasn't just the whole gender identity thing which was palpable and heart-wrenching but the powerful evocations of all childhood miseries that choked me up... Like the first day at my new school realising I was the only person wearing a homemade uniform (sorry mum but this has scarred me for life). At the Swiss House, the audience have to take a lift down to the exit and strangers were literally hugging each other because we all knew we had been crying our bloody eyes out unashamedly. I completely ruined my favourite scarf blowing my nose and wiping my mascara off my sodden face. This film just touches a raw emotional inner place so bloody beautifully..Formidable!!


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