Léon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. Of course, there is mom and dad who are always fighting, and those annoying neighbors who get to spend the ... See full summary »

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Philippe Falardeau

Writers:

Philippe Falardeau (dialogue), Philippe Falardeau (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antoine L'Écuyer ... Léon Doré
Gabriel Maillé ... Jérôme Doré
Catherine Faucher ... Léa
Suzanne Clément ... Madeleine Doré
Daniel Brière ... Philippe Doré
Anne-Marie Égré Anne-Marie Égré ... Madame Marinier
Jules Philip Jules Philip ... Monsieur Marinier
Léo Caron Léo Caron ... François Marinier
Micheline Bernard Micheline Bernard ... Madame Brisebois
Jean Maheux ... Monseigneur Charlebois
Denis Gravereaux ... Monsieur Pouchonnaud
Evelyne Rompré ... Maîtresse D'école
Pierre Deslandes Pierre Deslandes ... Médecin Uurgence
Pascale Desrochers ... Femme de la Maison Rouge
Catherine Proulx-Lemay ... Amie de Madeleine
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Léon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. Of course, there is mom and dad who are always fighting, and those annoying neighbors who get to spend the summer at the beach. And then, there's Léa, the exasperating girl who's always right about everything. In the summer of '68, when mom decides to leave everything behind to start a new life in Greece, Léon is prepared to do anything to kill the pain. Destroy the neighbors' house, become a professional liar and even, why not, fall in love with Léa. Together, they will overcome the pain of growing up when you feel abandoned. Written by Mylène Chollet

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Léon Doré: I'm used to dying from time to time. Like that time I slept in the pool. Under the water, it's quiet, like before I was born. Mom disagreed.She saved me, then killed the pool with a knife.
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Miserlou
Written by Nicholas Roubanis
Performed by Patrick Watson
© EMI Grove Park Music, Inc.
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Quirky but Brilliant!
16 February 2009 | by bigdave11See all my reviews

This movie has just won the 'Silver Bear' award at the Berlin Film Festival in the 'Generation' section. The award is well deserved. The charismatic young lead actor who terrorises his neighbours and family carries the film on his slight shoulders. It is cleverly structured with laughter and tears throughout. The dialogue is sharp and witty and the characters well drawn. On a more serious note the film highlights the severe problems disturbed youngsters left to their own devices can have. Another reviewer compared it to 'Home Alone' but it is much deeper and (with a suicide attempt) far darker than the American comedy. Filmed in Canada with French dialogue it deserves to be seen by a much wider audience. Strongly recommended!


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 September 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

It's Not Me, I Swear! See more »

Filming Locations:

Gatineau, Québec, Canada

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,345
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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