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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 the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover.

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Xavier Dolan

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Xavier Dolan
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Cast

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

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Laurence Anyways e il desiderio di una donna... See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

CAD 79,171 (Canada), 21 May 2012
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Production Co:

Lyla Films,MK2 Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

As of 2015, this is Xavier Dolan's longest film, being almost three hours long. See more »

Quotes

Laurence Alia: Our love wasn't 'safe,' but it wasn't dumb. What is it you want, Fred? What is it? A child? A house? I can give you that. I'll change.
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Moisture (Headman Club Remix)
Written by Robi Insinna & Santucci
Performed by Headman
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Cinema come back
23 December 2013 | by Paul HaimikSee 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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