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A love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. A mystical and fantastical odyssey on love.

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Jacqueline
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Antoine Godin
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Carole
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Rose
Marin Gerrier ...
Laurent
Alice Dubois ...
Véronique
Evelyne de la Chenelière ...
Amélie
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Julien Godin
Linda E. Smith ...
Louise Godin (as Linda Smith)
Joanny Corbeil-Picher ...
Juliette
Rosalie Fortier ...
Angéline
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Le psychologue
Caroline Bal ...
La mère de Véronique
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Le père de Véronique
Pascal Elso ...
Paul
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Louis
Claire Vernet ...
La directrice d'école
Manon Balthazard ...
L'institutrice (as Manon Balthazar)
Émile Vallée ...
Antoine (14 ans)
Chanel Fontaine ...
Carole (14 ans)
Emmanuelle Beaugrand-Champagne ...
La médium
Misstress Barbara ...
DJ Piknic Electronik
Luc Raymond ...
DJ Loft
Yves Perreault ...
Lecteur AA
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Le voisin
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Jeune cousin
Axel Racette ...
Enfant voiture
Caroline Gilbert ...
Mère enfant trisomique
Lucas Bonin ...
Enfant trisomique
Juliette G. Even ...
Nadine
Jonathan De Pinho ...
Garde royal (jeune)
Jean-Pierre Hilaréguy ...
Garde royal
Annick Desmarais ...
Agent de bord
Catherine Laferrière-Faubert ...
L'acupunctrice
Yves Fortin ...
Le photographe du mariage
Franck Mercadal ...
Professeur de diction
Baptiste Delas ...
Charles
Dominique Foure ...
Femme salon de coiffure (as Dominique Fouré)
Fabienne Mésenge ...
Mère du camarade de Laurent
Jean-Yves Roan ...
Le médecin
Richard Chevallier ...
Entraîneur de boxe
Marc Galtié ...
Homme du métro
Catherine Giron ...
Secrétaire de l'école
Raphaël Maillot ...
Laurent (3 mois)
Mathis Caffa ...
Laurent (6 mois)
Tristan Fasquel ...
Laurent (2 ans)
Baptiste Gouwy ...
Laurent (4 ans)
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Petit garçon sur la péniche
Yvon Aucoin ...
Jardinier (uncredited)
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Maman école (uncredited)
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Avocat (uncredited)
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Avocat (uncredited)
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A.A. attendee (uncredited)
Nicole Huerta ...
Femme (uncredited)
Amy Khoury ...
Danseuse (uncredited)
Nicolas Laliberté ...
Jeune cycliste (uncredited)
Loan Leloup ...
(uncredited)
Johanne Loiselle ...
Postière (uncredited)
Mathieu Rousseau ...
(uncredited)
Lise Sita ...
Femme (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jean-Marc Vallée

Written by

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Jean-Marc Vallée ... (written by)

Produced by

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Nicolas Coppermann ... co-producer
Pierre Even ... producer
Vanessa Fourgeaud ... co-producer
Nicole Hilaréguy ... line producer: Canada
Marie-Claude Poulin ... producer
Jean-Yves Robin ... co-producer
Marc Stanimirovic ... line producer: France
Jean-Marc Vallée ... co-producer

Cinematography by

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Pierre Cottereau

Film Editing by

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Jean-Marc Vallée

Editorial Department

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Alexis Cadorette-Vigneau ... technical supervisor
Gary Chuntz ... colorist
Martin Pensa ... first assistant editor
Guillaume Poulin ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Constance Demontoy

Production Design by

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Patrice Vermette

Art Direction by

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Emma Pucci

Set Decoration by

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Florence Babin-Beaudry
Genevieve Burt
Guillaume Bédard
Nicolas Clouâtre
Hélène Dubreuil
Julien Fallu
Sylvain Fyfe
Jeremy Lavigne ... (as Jay Lavigne)
Luc Poirier

Costume Design by

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Ginette Magny
Emmanuelle Youchnovski

Makeup Department

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Caroline Aquin ... makeup artist: tattoos, Canada
Frédéric Birault ... key hair stylist: France
Marianne Bobet ... daily makeup artist
Anne Caramagnol ... makeup artist
Sandro Di Gioacchino ... hair stylist: Canada
Christiane Fattori ... makeup designer: Canada
Catherine Lahaye ... makeup artist: Canada
Christine Larocque ... wig maker: Canada
Frédéric Marin ... key makeup artist: France
Ghislaine Sant ... key hair stylist: Canada

Production Management

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Adrien Adriaco ... unit manager: France
Aurélien Brie ... extra assistant unit manager: France
Pierre-Alexandre Casarino ... extra assistant unit manager: France
Joseph Antoine Clavet ... assistant production: Canada
Mathieu Delahousse ... extra assistant unit manager: France
Térence Desternes ... extra assistant unit manager: France
Daniel Gendron ... assistant production: Canada
Nadia Khedaim ... assistant production: Canada
Patrice Marchand ... production manager (France)
Yanick Myre ... assistant production: Canada
Jeneviève Osborne ... assistant set manager: Canada
Gino Paradis ... assistant production manager: Canada
Germain Petitclerc ... set manager: Canada
Jessy Poulin ... assistant production: Canada
Sebastien Poussard ... production manager: Canada
Marc Pronovost ... assistant production: Canada
Pierre Thériault ... post-production supervisor
Nakkita Toumi ... assistant production: Canada
Roxanne Vallet ... assistant unit manager: France

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kelly-Anne Bonieux ... assistant director
Alix Croquet ... additional assistant director
Jeanne Leblanc ... third assistant director
Gabrielle Mankiewicz ... additional third assistant director
Julie Navarro ... first assistant director: Paris
Eric Parenteau ... first assistant director
Lucie Pelletier ... second assistant director
Jennifer Peyrot ... second assistant director: Paris
Leo Rocheblave ... additional assistant director: Paris
Pascal Salafa ... first assistant director preparation: Paris

Art Department

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Carole Arpin ... on-set props
Julie Assalet ... set dresser trainee: Paris
Thomas Beele-Chanvril ... ripper
Cali Berthet ... Head painter
Kali Berthet ... key painter: Paris
Pascal Bisson ... carpenter
Pierre-Jean Boissard ... construction manager: Paris
André Boisvert ... painter
Nicolas Brechat ... props: Paris
Gino Carrier ... carpenter
Benoit Cool ... carpenter
Philippe De Berger ... painter
Matthieu Degeorges ... key carpenter: Paris
Hélène Dubreuil ... assistant set decorator: Paris
Louis Fortin ... construction coordinator
Antoine Galinié ... props: Paris
Steph Guerreau ... carpenter
Stephane Guerreau ... builder: Paris
Catherine Gélinas ... key dresser
Martin Handfield ... on-set property master
Marine Israel ... first assistant art director: Paris
Geneviève Legault ... art department coordinator
Hugues Letellier ... assistant art director
Schéhérazade MacKenzie Main ... painter: Paris
Antonio Nogueira ... property manager: Paris
Jean-Francois Poupart ... graphic designer
Elia Garcia Quijada ... painter
Julie Robert ... key property master
Katell Rolland ... builder: Paris
Jérôme Tarby ... construction coordinator: Paris
Aneymone Wilhelm ... assistant set decorator trainee: Paris (as Aneymone Wylhem)

Sound Department

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Salma Ayache ... dialogue transcription
Cédric Berger ... sound trainee: Paris
Blaise Blanchier ... sound effects editor
Laurent Bluwal ... boom operator
Jo Caron ... foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Eric Chevallier ... re-recording mixer
Gavin Fernandes ... re-recording mixer
Natalie Fleurant ... dialogue editor
Shaun-Nicholas Gallagher ... a.d.r. mixer
Louis Gignac ... re-recording mixer
Benoit Leduc ... adr recordist
Simon Meilleur ... foley artist
Jean Minondo ... sound
Marie-Lou Morin ... post sound coordinator
Mireille Morin ... dialogue editor
Martin Pinsonnault ... sound
Luc Raymond ... sound effects editor
Vincent Riendeau ... assistant re-recording mixer
Malo Thouément ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Guillaume Murray ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Stephanie Broussaud ... colorist assist
Marc Cote ... visual effects supervisor: FAKE Digital Entertainment (as Marc Côté)
Daniel Coupal ... digital compositor: FAKE Digital Entertainment
Claire Coutelle ... visual effects
Dominic Dauphin ... digital compositor
Vincent Dudouet ... digital compositor: Fake Studio
Nicolas Gaffiero ... cg modeler
Florian Grenier ... digital compositor
Simon Mercier ... layout
Veronique Messier Lauzon ... visual effects coordinator
Cynthia Mourou ... visual effects producer
Eric Normandin ... digital artist
Martin Pensa ... visual effects artist
Luc Sanfaçon ... visual effects artist
Patrick Tasse ... digital compositor
Sylvain Theroux ... visual effects supervisor (as Sylvain Théroux)
Nathalie Tremblay ... digital compositor: FAKE
Hubert Zapalowicz ... digital artist
Audrey Boivin ... Visual effects producer: Fake Studio (uncredited)

Stunts

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Alexandre Cadieux ... stunt driver
Jean Frenette ... stunt coordinator
David Rigby ... stunt driver

Camera and Electrical Department

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Olivia Aravecchia ... underwater assistant camera
Geoffroy Beauchemin ... underwater camera operator
Erwan Becquelin ... key grip: Paris
Stephane Boisvert ... second generator operator
Loïc Bouladjat ... electrician
Simon Chanvillard ... additional electrician: Paris
Simon Fraser ... electrician
Francis Gemme-Jolicoeur ... generator operator
Johan Le Ruz ... second assistant camera: Paris
Jean Legrand ... first assistant camera: Paris
Marc Lemieux ... second assistant camera
Alexandre Marien ... best boy electric
Nicolas Mignot ... best boy grip
Catherine Motard ... assistant camera
Henri Normand ... additional electrician
Guillaume Parisien ... first assistant camera
Yanka Pelletier ... key grip
Olivier Pilorget ... key electrician: Paris
Sébastien Raymond ... still photographer
Jocelyn Spronken-Forget ... grip (as Jocelyn Spronken Forget)
Benoît Sévigny ... chief lighting technician
Nicolas Tardif ... additional electrician
Martin Vaillancourt ... grip
Patrice Vermette ... additional photography

Casting Department

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Emmanuelle Beaugrand-Champagne ... casting director: Canada
Nathalie Boutrie ... co-casting director
Julie Breton ... extras casting
Béatriz Coutrot ... child casting: Paris
Constance Demontoy ... casting director: France

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Annemarie Aird ... costumer (as Anne-Marie Aird)
Julie Amyot ... set costumer
Sophia Begny ... costume trainee: Paris / costumer trainee
Pauline Berland ... costumer
Pauline Besnier ... dresser: Paris
Caroline Bréard ... costumer
Suzanne Canuel ... costumes coordinator
Catherine Gélinas ... key dresser
Martine Picard ... extras dresser

Location Management

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Mark Chikhani ... assistant location manager: Montreal
Fabienne Guicheneuy ... location scout: Paris
Mélanie Lessard ... location manager (as Melanie Lessard) / location unit manager: Canada
Philippe Letode ... location scout: Paris
Pierre Mongrain ... location unit manager: Canada
France Pelchat ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Lucie Bourgouin ... music rights clearance

Script and Continuity Department

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Mona Medawar ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Luc Poirier ... vehicle coordinator

Other crew

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Viviana Andriani ... press
Guy Aumond ... production accountant
Sylvie Benavides ... first assistant accountant
Laurent Boyé ... international festival publicity team: Telefilm Canada (as Laurent Boye)
Ulrick Fabrowski ... stand-in: Laurent
Philippe Fendt ... assistant to Vanessa Paradis: Paris
Jeannette Garcia ... assistant to producer
Jean-Pierre Hilareguy ... guard
Lucile Hochdoerefer ... researcher
Charlene Hodge ... first accounting assistant
Chantal Huet ... accounting administrator
Ophélie Huyet ... stand-in: Carole
Pamela Juteau ... production secretary
Nadia Khedaim ... production assistant
Alexandre Lacasse ... set runner
Michel Lam ... making-of
Zoé Lamontagne ... stand-in: Amélie
Valérie Letarte ... web team: Kngfu
René Lopez ... craft service
Lisa Lê ... assistant craft service
Emilie Maison ... press attache
Tennessee Maquignon ... stand-in: Véronique
Johanne Pelletier ... production coordinator
Sebastien Proulx ... set runner (as Sébastien Proulx)
Fauve Raby-Tassé ... assistant craft service
Luc Raymond ... consultant: rave
Christel Richer ... production runner
Roca ... consultant: jewelry
Marie-Hélène Viens ... intern

Thanks

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Sylvain Lebel ... special thanks
Denis O'Sullivan ... special thanks
Nathan Ross ... special thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A love story about people separated by time and place but connected in profound and mysterious ways. Atmospheric, fantastical, tragic and hopeful, the film chronicles the parallel fates of Jacqueline, a young mother with a disabled son in 1960s Paris, and Antoine, a recently divorced, successful DJ in present day Montreal. What binds the two stories together is love - euphoric, obsessive, tragic, youthful, timeless love. In 1960s Paris, a working class woman gives birth to her first child, Laurent - a Down Syndrome son. Undaunted she embraces the challenge of raising her beloved offspring as normally as one would any other child. Her husband abandons them both. She bravely brushes this additional hiccup aside as Laurent replaces her spouse as the perfect man of her dreams. As Laurent approaches school age Jacqueline's aplomb becomes obsessive and cloying. Her increasingly self-destructive attachment to her son is raised to a fever pitch when, at the age of seven, he meets a Down Syndrome girl (Véronique) and experiences his first crush. His sudden desire for independence, and his attraction to Véra, are the catalysts that transform Jacqueline from a loving mother into something resembling a lover scorned. What emerges is a love triangle of potentially tragic proportions. In 21st century Montreal, a forty year old divorcée, Carole, is trying to restart her life after her divorce, two years earlier, from Antoine, a devastatingly handsome, successful touring DJ. Soul mates who've been a couple since the age of fifteen, their divorce is a schism that might prove impossible for either of them to put in the past. Making the transition even more difficult for Carole is the fact that her two daughters, one teen, one tween, are about to gain a stepmother, a stunningly beautiful, heartbreaking blonde, a woman about to "steal" away the perfect man of her dreams. The young girls are being cruelly pulled in two different directions, Antoine's father, a recovering alcoholic, seems to side with his ex-daughter-in-law, and Carole is succumbing to fits of depression and potentially dangerous bouts of sleepwalking. What emerges is a love triangle of potentially tragic proportions. Written by Production

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Taglines Healing a broken heart isn't easy. Sometimes it takes a lifetime...or two. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Café de flore (United Kingdom)
  • Ruh Eşim (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • カフェ・ド・フロール (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Кафе де Флор (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 120 min
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Budget CAD10,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director and writer Jean-Marc Vallée originally wanted Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" as part of the film's soundtrack, however while Jimmy Page eventually agreed to its use, Robert Plant nixed the idea. See more »
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Quotes Antoine Godin: If it's a soulmate, it's not supposed to end, right? It doesn't happen twice in a lifetime.
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