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Gerontophilia (2013)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 4 July 2014 (Canada)
1:55 | Trailer
A young man begins exploring his attraction to much much older men while working in a nursing home.


Bruce La Bruce (as Bruce LaBruce)


Bruce La Bruce (original story) (as Bruce LaBruce), Bruce La Bruce (screenplay) (as Bruce LaBruce) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pier-Gabriel Lajoie ... Lake
Walter Borden ... Melvyn Peabody
Katie Boland ... Désirée
Yardly Kavanagh ... Nurse Baptiste
Marie-Hélène Thibault ... Marie
Shawn Campbell Shawn Campbell ... Bradley Nelson
Jean-Alexandre Létourneau ... Kevin
Dana Wright Dana Wright ... Dina
Brian D. Wright ... Mr. Guerrero
Nastassia Markiewicz ... Cashier
Patricia Wilson Patricia Wilson ... Bartender
Martin Stone Martin Stone ... Mr. Laverdure
Adam Capriolo ... Hustler
Paul Stewart Paul Stewart ... Mr. Beauchamp
Louis Negin ... Crossing Guard


Lake is an unusual boy: he is a young man with an old soul who discovers he has an odd fixation on the elderly. Realizing that some day, if fate allows, he will be one himself, he is particularly fascinated by old men. He imagines their age to be a beautiful thing and recognizes how these men were once young and vibrant and attractive, as he is now. Although Lake has a girlfriend his own age, named Desiree, he wonders sometimes if his fixation on old men is unnatural and unhealthy - perhaps even sexual. When his mother, who is a nurse, takes on a management job at an old folks home, Lake jumps at her offer of a summer job as an orderly there. Gradually, Lake comes to discover that the old people in the institution are being given psychotropic drugs to keep them in a catatonic state. Lake befriends one old man in particular, Mr. Peabody, who still seems to have some fight left in him. They begin to form a strong bond. Mr. Peabody charms Lake with romantic stories of his youth and ... Written by Bruce LaBruce

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Comedy | Romance


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Film debut of Pier-Gabriel Lajoie. See more »


Melvyn Peabody: Old men and gin bruise so easily.
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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »


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Well done touchy subject
14 April 2020 | by hosting-24302See all my reviews

Explores younger men who prefer older men sexually. Well done, good scritpt good acting, good direction etc. Not sure why the low rating.

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English | French

Release Date:

4 July 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


Box Office


CAD2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,927, 3 May 2015

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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