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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

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes you just have to be yourself.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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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: Can I have another seat?
Teacher: May I ask why?
Jérôme: If I sit next to Ludo, I'll go to hell.
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Featured in The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) See more »

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Rose
Performed by Zazie
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Very touching and honest!
20 April 1999 | by TeaBunnySee all my reviews

A story about a transgendered person that does not involve campy drag queens or troubled transvestites with bad home lives. Rather, the story of sweet young Ludovic, a mere child who is born knowing that he wants and needs to be a girl. He has it all figured out; God messed up his chromosomes, simple as that, and gave him a girl's mind in a boy's body. And all Ludo wants to do is rectify this "mistake". It's all very honest and natural to him. He is only a small boy and is much more in tune with his needs and desires than his family is. I agree with whomever stated that this film probably could not be made in the U.S., home of Jerry Springer and sensational news stories about transsexuals. It has none of that. It is pure and sweet, and Ludovic is completely wholesome in his feelings about himself. Everyone should see this movie, and see the REAL side of the story for people who are transgendered.


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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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