C.R.A.Z.Y. ()

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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.


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Gervais Beaulieu
Zachary Beaulieu 15 à 21 ans
Laurianne Beaulieu
Émile Vallée ...
Zachary Beaulieu 6 à 8 ans
Raymond Beaulieu 22 à 28 ans
Christian Beaulieu 24 à 30 ans
Antoine Beaulieu 21 à 27 ans
Natasha Thompson ...
Michelle 15 à 22 ans
Johanne Lebrun ...
Brigitte 15 à 20 ans
Madame Chose
Mohamed Majd ...
Claude Gagnon ...
Christian Beaulieu 15 à 17 ans
Sébastien Blouin ...
Antoine Beaulieu 12 à 14 ans
Félix-Antoine Despatie ...
Yvan Beaulieu 13 à 16 ans
Gabriel Lalancette ...
Yvan Beaulieu 8 à 9 ans
Oncle Georges
Paule Ducharme ...
Tante Diane
Aline Hooper ...
Grand-mère Angèle
Isabelle Page ...
Tante Monique
Christian Vezina ...
Oncle Lucien
Anik Vermette ...
Marie-Yong Godbout-Turgeon ...
Aziz Attab ...
Vendeur kiosque de cartes postales
Philippe Muller ...
Jeune étranger
Jérôme Aubin ...
Jeune prêtre
Marie-Michelle Duchesne ...
Michelle 6 à 8 ans
Alexandre Ayotte ...
Mathieu Pelletier ...
Étudiant costaud
Brigitte 6 ans
Raymond Beaulieu 7 ans (as Emmanuel Raymond)
Charles-Édouard Tanguay ...
Chistian Beaulieu 9 ans
Émile Gagnon-Girard ...
Antoine Beaulieu 6 ans
Olivier Bénard ...
Bébé Zachary naissant
David Vaillant ...
Bébé Yvan 7 mois à 1 an
Hugo Vaillant ...
Bébé Yvan 7 mois à 1 an
Alexandre Marchand ...
Bébé Yvan 3 mois
Nikita Jaksi ...
Bébé Yvan naissant
Yves Perreault ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
High School Girl
Jonathan Collins ...
Antoine Côté-Potvin ...
Raymond Beaulieu 13 à 15 ans
Buisness Man (uncredited)

Directed by

Jean-Marc Vallée

Written by

François Boulay ... ()
Jean-Marc Vallée ... ()

Produced by

Jacques Blain ... executive producer
Pierre Even ... producer
Nicole Hilaréguy ... line producer
Richard Speer ... executive producer
Jean-Marc Vallée ... co-producer

Music by

David Bowie

Cinematography by

Pierre Mignot ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Paul Jutras

Editorial Department

Marie-Hélène Bourget ... assistant on-line editor
Simon Broderick ... telecine colorist
Brigitte Daigneault ... colorist
Geneviève Hébert ... director of post-production
Sylvain Lebel ... additional editor
Sylvain M. Lebel ... post-production assistant
Arthur Montreuil ... color timer
Geoffroy Tremblay ... editor: making-of

Casting By

Daniel Poisson

Production Design by

Patrice Vermette ... (as Patrice Bricault-Vermette)

Art Direction by

Patrice Vermette

Set Decoration by

Nicolas Lepage

Costume Design by

Ginette Magny

Makeup Department

Caroline Aquin ... tattoo makeup designer supervisor
Réjean Goderre ... key hair stylist
C.J. Goldman ... special makeup effects artist
Daniel Jacob ... key extras hair stylist
Kathy Kelso ... makeup artist: extras
Christine Larocque ... wig maker
Adrien Morot ... key special makeup effects artist
Denis Parent ... hair stylist
Micheline Trépanier ... makeup department head
Nathalie Trépanier ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

Zoubir Belgsir ... unit manager
Laurent Communaux ... unit manager
Danny Turgeon ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Noureddine Aberdine ... first assistant director
Ariane Côté-Chénier ... additional third assistant director
Marc Larose ... first assistant director
Emilie Malo ... third assistant director

Art Department

Natacha Antiglio ... coordinator
Véronique Arcouette ... props
John-Michael Bellamy ... props
Charles-André Bertrand ... property master
Martin Chalifoux ... construction manager
Louis Frederic Denomme ... set dresser
Martin Handfield ... on-set property master
Jose Holder ... storyboard artist
Sylvain Joyal ... set dresser
Amélie Leonard ... assistant to set designer (as Amélie Léonard)
Alain Perron ... assistant art director
Alain Rouiller ... set dresser
Pascal Tremblay ... set dresser
Mélanie Truchon ... scenic painter
Halima Zniber ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

Yvon Benoît ... sound mixer
Daniel Bisson ... sound recordist
Luc Boudrias ... re-recording mixer
Anton Fischlin ... sound editor (as Anton Fishlin)
Bernard Gariépy Strobl ... re-recording mixer
Hans Laitres ... sound re-recording mix assistant
Patrick Lalonde ... assistant sound mixer / assistant sound re-recording mixer
Jacques-Alexandre Levesque ... foley artist assistant
Mira Mailhot ... sound editor
Simon Meilleur ... foley artist
Mireille Morin ... sound editor
Martin Pinsonnault ... supervising sound editor
Jean-François Sauvé ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

Normand Gobeille ... special effects technician
Guillaume Murray ... special effects supervisor
Martin Williams ... special effects rigger

Visual Effects by

Audrey Boivin ... Visual effects coordinator: FAKE Studio
Nicolas Cadorette Vigneau ... compositor (as Nicolas Cadorette)
Marc Cote ... visual effects supervisor: FAKE Digital Entertainment (as Marc Cõté)
Daniel Coupal ... compositor: FAKE Digital Entertainment
Thai Son Doan ... compositor
Gunnar Hansen ... visual effects consultant
Isabelle Langlois ... digital compositor
Isabelle Riva ... production consultant
Sylvain Theroux ... lead digital artist
John-John Traoré ... Flame artist (as Jean-Philippe Traoré)
Kim Yong-Kyun ... lead technical director / senior compositor


Philippe Roberge ... stunt rigger

Camera and Electrical Department

Geoffroy Beauchemin ... underwater camera operator
Michel Bernier ... focus puller
Jean-François Dasylva-LaRue ... grip
Andre-Pierre Lampron ... electrician
Denis-Noel Mostert ... camera operator: "b" camera
Yanka Pelletier ... grip
Sébastien Raymond ... still photographer
David Reinhard ... first assistant camera: underwater scenes
Geoffroy St-Hilaire ... second assistant camera
Benoît Sévigny ... gaffer
Jean-Francois Tousignant ... loader

Casting Department

Mustapha Grumij ... casting assistant
Pierre Pageau ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Annemarie Aird ... costume design assistant (as Anne-Marie Aird)
Julie Amyot ... dresser

Location Management

Danielle Dussault ... location manager
Mélanie Lessard ... location manager (as Melanie Lessard)

Script and Continuity Department

Lorette Leblanc ... script supervisor

Other crew

Guy Aumond ... production accountant
Annemarie Berthiaume ... production assistant
Brigitte Chabot ... unit publicist
Eve Gabereau ... distribution
Jeannette Garcia ... assistant to producer
Charlene Hodge ... accounting assistant
Marc Lapointe ... production lawyer
Marie-Claude Poulin ... representative: producer


Chantal Cacheux ... thanks
Sylvain Guy ... thanks

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Plot Summary

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 stress-induced asthma, Zac just wants to be what he considers normal, which includes getting rid of his asthma. But more importantly, he wants to get rid of the underlying thoughts that he has and which most going through puberty have, but that for him are becoming more prevalent as he grows older. Written by Huggo

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Taglines Growing up in this family, you'd have to be... C.R.A.Z.Y. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Crazy (World-wide, English title)
  • C.R.A.Z.Y. - Verrücktes Leben (Germany)
  • Çılgın (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • C.R.A.Z.Y. - Una familia disfuncional como cualquiera (Mexico)
  • 愛瘋狂 (Taiwan)
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  • 127 min
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Budget CAD6,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia This was the official Canadian entry for the "Best Foreign Language Film" category at the 2005 Academy Awards, but it did not end up as one of the five foreign language films to be nominated. See more »
Goofs Just after hearing Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part One)" and the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil", we see several music albums, and among them is Pink Floyd's "Animals". The scene is supposed to be occurring in 1975, and "Animals" was released in 1977. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 10 Best Coming Out Scenes in Movies (2020). See more »
Soundtracks Santa Claus Is Back in Town See more »
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 »
Quotes Zachary Beaulieu 15 à 21 ans: I want to be like everyone else.
Madame Chose: Thank God, you never will.
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