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C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 3 March 2006 (Italy)
A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.

Director:

Jean-Marc Vallée

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Côté ... Gervais Beaulieu
Marc-André Grondin ... Zachary Beaulieu 15 à 21 ans
Danielle Proulx ... Laurianne Beaulieu
Émile Vallée Émile Vallée ... Zachary Beaulieu 6 à 8 ans
Pierre-Luc Brillant ... Raymond Beaulieu 22 à 28 ans
Maxime Tremblay ... Christian Beaulieu 24 à 30 ans
Alex Gravel ... Antoine Beaulieu 21 à 27 ans
Natasha Thompson Natasha Thompson ... Michelle 15 à 22 ans
Johanne Lebrun Johanne Lebrun ... Doris
Mariloup Wolfe ... Brigitte 15 à 20 ans
Francis Ducharme Francis Ducharme ... Paul
Hélène Grégoire ... Madame Chose
Michel Laperrière ... Psychothérapeute
Jean-Louis Roux ... Prêtre
Mohamed Majd Mohamed Majd ... Bédouin
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Storyline

Born Christmas Day 1960, Zac Beaulieu is the fourth of five sons of Gervais and Laurianne Beaulieu. Zac feels somewhat disconnected to his brothers, all of whom are different from each other. They include the bookworm Christian who is the eldest, the dumb jock Antoine who is third, and the youngest Yvan. But Zac has the most contempt for his second eldest brother, the shiftless druggie Raymond. To his devout Catholic mother, Zac is her miracle son, both for being born the same day as Jesus Christ (a fact which Zac has always hated), and because a Tupperware-selling mystic once told her that he has the power to heal. Laurianne has always coddled Zac, the two who have a special if unspoken bond. But Zac wants more to please his father, who wants more than anything in his sons that they grow up to be man's men and not sissies. As Zac goes through his mid-teens to early twenties, Zac isn't sure if he can live up to the ideals of either his mother or especially his father. A young man with... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Growing up in this family, you'd have to be... C.R.A.Z.Y.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

the official trailer

Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English | German | Spanish | Polish

Release Date:

3 March 2006 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

C.R.A.Z.Y. See more »

Filming Locations:

Essaouira, Morocco See more »

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Budget:

CAD 6,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Québec) |

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Black and White (flashback scenes)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The music rights cost CND$600 000. See more »

Goofs

For Christmas 1967, and also at a later Christmas party, the father sings to a Charles Aznavour record. The Barclay label on the record in the film was not used until sometime during the '70s or '80s. See more »

Quotes

Paul: [after Brigitte learned him that Zac was gifted] You can stop your girlfriend's monthly bleeding, too?
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Crazy Credits

The end titles finish showing the first names of the five sons in capital letters in the order of birth: Christian . Raymond . Antoine . Zacharie . Yvan . Then all the letters dissolve, with the exception of each first letters, thus creating (and explaining) the title of the film: C.R.A.Z.Y. See more »

Connections

References Harold and Maude (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Minuit, Chrétien / O Holy Night
French lyrics by Placide Cappeau (uncredited) and music by Adolphe Adam
Performed by Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
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Simple, funny... marvellous
8 August 2006 | by isiltasunaSee all my reviews

Well, I'm not very good expresing myself in English. I would prefer to write it in Spanish or Basque, but I'll try to do as well as I can.

I've just seen this film and I think that is marvellous. I used to love french films, but the Franco-Canadian films are very great too (see if you can Leolo).

The director and the play writer has madden a fantastic work converging reality and fantasy at once. I mean, sometimes in the film we can see fantastic elemments but paradoxically these elemments don't take away eloquence and realism to the film.

The director also has used the comedy to tell us the story, and that's really thankful for the audience. We make fun as the same time we become sad. Make a good comedy is more difficult than producing a tear-jerked drama.

Please, just go to your closest cinema (theatre) and see it. If you ca in Original version with subtitles ( I haven't got that luck, the 99% of the films in Spain are dubbed. I've to wait for the DVD to enjoy the film in french)

PS. I'm sorry because of my English.


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