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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
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Zachary Beaulieu 15 à 21 ans
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Laurianne Beaulieu
Émile Vallée ...
Zachary Beaulieu 6 à 8 ans
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Raymond Beaulieu 22 à 28 ans
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Christian Beaulieu 24 à 30 ans
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Antoine Beaulieu 21 à 27 ans
Natasha Thompson ...
Michelle 15 à 22 ans
Johanne Lebrun ...
Doris
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Brigitte 15 à 20 ans
Francis Ducharme ...
Paul
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Madame Chose
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Psychothérapeute
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Prêtre
Mohamed Majd ...
Bédouin
Claude Gagnon ...
Narrateur
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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
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Oncle Georges
Paule Ducharme ...
Tante Diane
Aline Hooper ...
Grand-mère Angèle
Isabelle Page ...
Tante Monique
Christian Vezina ...
Oncle Lucien
Anik Vermette ...
Corinne
Marie-Yong Godbout-Turgeon ...
Min
Aziz Attab ...
Vendeur kiosque de cartes postales
Philippe Muller ...
Jeune étranger
Jérôme Aubin ...
Jérôme
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Jeune prêtre
Marie-Michelle Duchesne ...
Michelle 6 à 8 ans
Alexandre Ayotte ...
Thomas
Mathieu Pelletier ...
Étudiant costaud
Élizabeth Adam ...
Brigitte 6 ans
Emmanuel Reymond ...
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 ...
DJ
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High School Girl
Jonathan Collins ...
Emilio
Antoine Côté-Potvin ...
Raymond Beaulieu 13 à 15 ans
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Buisness Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jean-Marc Vallée

Written by

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

Produced by

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

Music by

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David Bowie

Cinematography by

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Pierre Mignot ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Paul Jutras

Editorial Department

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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

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Daniel Poisson

Production Design by

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

Art Direction by

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Patrice Vermette

Set Decoration by

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Nicolas Lepage

Costume Design by

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Ginette Magny

Makeup Department

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Caroline Aquin ... tattoo makeup designer supervisor
Réjean Goderre ... key hair stylist
C.J. Goldman ... special makeup effects artist
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

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

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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

Art Department

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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

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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

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

Visual Effects by

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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

Stunts

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Philippe Roberge ... stunt rigger

Camera and Electrical Department

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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

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

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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

Location Management

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

Other crew

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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
Lorette Leblanc ... script supervisor
Marie-Claude Poulin ... representative: producer

Thanks

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

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Storyline

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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)
  • C.R.A.Z.Y. - Una familia disfuncional como cualquiera (Mexico)
  • Crazy (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • Çilgin (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 127 min
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Budget CAD6,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 Referenced in The Rep (2012). 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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