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Close to Leo (2002)

Tout contre Léo (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 18 October 2003
When 21-year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+ family bonds are tested. The family decides that 11-year-old Marcel, the youngest, is ... See full summary »

Director:

Christophe Honoré

Writers:

Diastème, Christophe Honoré (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yaniss Lespert Yaniss Lespert ... Marcel
Pierre Mignard Pierre Mignard ... Léo
Marie Bunel ... Mother
Rodolphe Pauly Rodolphe Pauly ... Tristan
Jérémie Lippmann Jérémie Lippmann ... Pierrot
Dominic Gould ... Father
Louis Gonzales Louis Gonzales ... Yvan
Joana Preiss ... Yvan's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Beaupain Alex Beaupain ... (as Alexandre Beaupain)
Assaad Bouab ... Aymeric
Sylvie Contant Sylvie Contant
Louis Gonzalez Louis Gonzalez
Julien Honoré Julien Honoré
Laurent Honoré Laurent Honoré
Anna Kerivel Anna Kerivel
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When 21-year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+ family bonds are tested. The family decides that 11-year-old Marcel, the youngest, is too young to understand, and the family agrees to keep the unsettling news from him. Marcel overhears enough to understand that something amiss with Leo and when the two travel to Paris together, Marcel confronts Leo with what he suspects. Written by Havan_IronOak@Bigfoot.com

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Touching look at a family dealing with a crisis
20 October 2003 | by Havan_IronOakSee all my reviews

I found this film to be a fascinating study of a family in crisis. When Leo, the oldest announces that he is HIV+ the reactions of the family members alone and with each other was touching and yet strange.

I have never seen a family that was as physically demonstrative as this one; nor one as likely to shout at each other. I didn't understand why the family felt that youngest couldn't deal with the news but once past that difficult I found this a thoroughly moving film.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Image et Compagnie, M6 See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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