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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 »

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Christophe Honoré

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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 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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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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A movie that centres on the relationship between a young man HIV+ and his family
1 August 2004 | by CENTREMETRESee all my reviews

I loved this movie. First, because it is a family movie. Second, because it offers a refreshing take on dealing with the news of HIV in a family, with far less hysteria than what I have normally seen in the movies. The brothers are very close, yet are not judgmental. Their desire to protect the youngest brother is noble, but not needed in the end. I understand that Leo's choice on how to deal with his treatment may not have been the most popular one with people, but I believed it was the right choice for him. I can't believe that this was a french television programme. It had great production values. I gave this movie a ten, and I think you will too, once you have seen it.


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