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Laurence Anyways (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 28 June 2013 (USA)
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A drama that charts ten years in a transgender woman's relationship with her lover.

Director:

Xavier Dolan

Writers:

Xavier Dolan (story), Xavier Dolan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melvil Poupaud ... Laurence Alia
Suzanne Clément ... Fred Bellair
Nathalie Baye ... Julienne Alia
Monia Chokri ... Stéfanie Bellair
Susan Almgren Susan Almgren ... Journaliste (as Susie Almgren)
Yves Jacques ... Michel Lafortune
Sophie Faucher ... Andrée Bellair
Magalie Lépine Blondeau ... Charlotte (as Magalie Lépine-Blondeau)
Catherine Bégin ... Mamy Rose
Emmanuel Schwartz ... Baby Rose
Jacques Lavallée ... Dada Rose
Perrette Souplex Perrette Souplex ... Tatie Rose
Patricia Tulasne Patricia Tulasne ... Shookie Rose
David Savard David Savard ... Albert
Monique Spaziani ... Francine
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Storyline

The movie highlights ten years in the life of a literature teacher named Laurence who transforms himself into a woman after years of concealing his feelings. Her tremulous relationship with her family is further complicated by revealing herself to them while she struggles to find comfort with her significant other Frédérique. Though others may not initially accept or understand Laurence in her true form, those who knew her before her transformation still know her as Laurence, anyways. Written by ~mEp

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Final theatrical film of actress Catherine Bégin, who passed away a year after its release. See more »

Quotes

Andrée Bellair: Frederique? Leo won't take his bath. Destroys his magic powers.
Fred Bellair: Not his power to piss me off.
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References Fanny and Alexander (1982) See more »

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Enjoy the Silence
Written by Martin Gore
Performed by Depeche Mode (as Dépêche Mode)
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Cinema come back
23 December 2013 | by sahnout-pSee all my reviews

With this film, Xavier Dolan confirms his excellent style. The starring is incredibly well-chosen (distinction for the actress). A photography without mistake, there are numbers of beautiful shots. And too a good soundtrack, that is very eclectic (french's or qubecois's songs, classical's songs as Brahm or Bethoveen, or rock ballads), and first and foremost an original screenplay. In fact, I found the plot very interesting because I don't know film about the transsexualism. For a discovery, we can't dream a better movie.

So, check out his film (Les amours imaginaires, J'ai tué ma mère are too to discover).

A young film maker watch this space. The Quebecois's cinema too.


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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

French | English | Latin

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$399,784
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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