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Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)

Oscar et la dame rose (original title)
Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michèle Laroque ... Rose
Amir Ben Abdelmoumen Amir Ben Abdelmoumen ... Oscar
Max von Sydow ... Dr. Dusseldorf
Amira Casar ... Mme Gommette
Constance Dollé Constance Dollé ... Mère d'Oscar (as Constance Dolle)
Jérôme Kircher Jérôme Kircher ... Père d'Oscar
Mylène Demongeot ... Lily
Benoît Brière ... L'annonceur
Mathilde Goffart Mathilde Goffart ... Peggy Blue
Bruno Metzger Bruno Metzger ... Père de Peggy
Catherine Israel Catherine Israel ... Mère de Peggy
Thierry Neuvic ... Victor
Eric Remi Eric Remi ... Pop Corn
Mona Jabé Mona Jabé ... Sandrine (as Mona Jabe)
Nicolas Buysse Nicolas Buysse ... Le Professeur
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Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink he meets on the hospital stairs. As Christmas approaches, Rose uses her fantastical experiences as a professional wrestler, her imagination, wit and charm to allow Oscar to live life and love to the full, in the company of his friends Pop Corn, Einstein, Bacon and childhood sweetheart Peggy Blue. Written by American Film Market

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France | Belgium | Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 December 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Oscar and the Lady in Pink See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium

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2.35 : 1
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A great sense of humanity
22 April 2011 | by roland-scialomSee all my reviews

The story is very simple: a boy is dying in consequence of a cancer, in a hospital for ill children. He has only a dozen of days left to live. At the beginning of the story, he doesn't speak to anybody, including his parents and the hospital personnel. He meets a woman who delivers pizzas ordered by the hospital personnel. This encounter will change the lives of the boy and the woman. The sense of humanity of Both will grow very much thanks to this connection. She succeeds to make the boy live a life time in twelve days. She succeeds also to open her own heart to many aspects of human existence. The story is very sensitive, and the actors very convincing, specially Oscar, Laroque, and Von Sydow. The result is a film which deserves to be seen, particularly by people who use to weep when they watch touching stories.


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