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Ma vie en rose (1997)

R | | Drama | 26 December 1997 (USA)
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Ludovic is an innocent seven-year-old child who provokes horror in his community when he dresses in girls clothes and insists he's a girl.

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Alain Berliner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michèle Laroque ... Hanna Fabre
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 ... 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

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Sometimes you just have to be yourself.

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Drama

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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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

Teacher: I see Pam and Ben are very popular. But Ludo, you want to be like Ben, right?
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Les Rois Mages
Performed by Sheila
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A Touching Walk Down Memory Lane
8 August 2002 | by deedeerostovSee all my reviews

I was once a "child" - full of awe, wonderment, and an overall appreciation of...just - being. Yes, just being!

We were all there at one point in our lives - whether you can, or choose too, remember at all.

That childhood was full of light. That childhood was full of naivete. That childhood was full of love.That childhood was full of innocence.

One day I realized that I was no longer a child. I don't know exactly how - nor when. The "light bulb" just turned on. I became a young adult. I knew "certain" things and realized "other" things. That's the day I lost "that childhood". I knew what other people expected of me.

"That childhood" is what we all long to return to. "That childhood" is the essence of pure love without conditions - and no expectations". That childhood" is what this movie is all about.

As an "unadulterated being" we see ourselves as the center of the universe. It is "our" world which all about us takes part in. "We" are the reason our parents go to work. "We" are the reason a billboard is placed in a certain spot. "We" are the reason for everything. "We" are neither plotters nor planners. "We" are not in it for ourselves - after all - the world is ALL about ourselves - innocently and faithfully we just know this.

Growing up is a slap in the face of "that childhood". There comes a time when all of society plops it's weight on the unconditional love we feel. There comes a time when all of society says to us "Wake up - this world is not yours".

I cried as I watched the real world crashing down on Ludovic.

This is not so much a story about gender identity as it is a story about the loss of "that childhood" innocence.

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*****Highly Recommended***** *****All Audiences - Ignore Rating***** *****Bring Tissues***** *****Buy/Rent?---->BUY*****


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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:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,212, 28 December 1997

Gross USA:

$2,162,043

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,162,043
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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