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It's Only the End of the World (2016)

Juste la fin du monde (original title)
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Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

Director:

Xavier Dolan

Writers:

Xavier Dolan (screenplay by), Jean-Luc Lagarce (based on play by)
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Complete credited cast:
Nathalie Baye ... La mère
Vincent Cassel ... Antoine
Marion Cotillard ... Catherine
Léa Seydoux ... Suzanne
Gaspard Ulliel ... Louis
Antoine DesRochers ... Pierre Jolicoeur (as Antoine Desrochers)
William Boyce Blanchette William Boyce Blanchette ... Louis (15 ans)
Sasha Samar ... Chauffeur de taxi
Arthur Couillard Arthur Couillard ... Petit garçon - avion
Patricia Tulasne Patricia Tulasne ... Hôtesse
Emile Rondeau Emile Rondeau ... Louis (5-6 ans)
Théodore Pellerin ... Antoine (16-22 ans)
Jenyane Provencher Jenyane Provencher ... Jeune fille - trampoline
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After 12 years of absence, Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a writer, goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, fits and feuds unfold, fuelled by loneliness and doubt, while all attempts of empathy are sabotaged by people's incapacity to listen and love. Written by Polly_Kat

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It would have been a lovely family dinner. If it weren't the last. See more »

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Xavier Dolan considers this film to be his best work. "It's the movie I'm most proud of. I said it earlier this year [2016] that it is my best film. When I watch it, it's the movie that I think is the most complete", he said. See more »

Quotes

Suzanne: Drop it, mom. Jeez!
La mère: Our aerobics song. I'm obsessed, it's a real find.
Suzanne: Everybody found it, mom.
La mère: Translation said it's about Picasso being in love, or Picasso... anyway it wasn't clear.
[they both start dancing to O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei]
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Soundtracks

Rondo alla turca (Turkish March) 3rd movement from Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331
(uncredited)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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User Reviews

 
brilliant
13 September 2016 | by ale-81785See all my reviews

I've read some negatives review for this film and disagree completely with all of them. It's a brilliant film centered around dysfunctional family dynamics, with all the associated emotions and behavior. Yes, there is yelling. Yes, there is tension. Yes, there are close-ups and moments of silence. And they all converge into a very deep and touching story (which was the whole purpose!!!)

The cast was perfect. The music was perfect. The images were perfect.

Xavier Dolan is a genius. He was inspired by the play "Juste la fin du monde" but turned it into something completely different. It's not a Hollywood story, please keep that in mind. This is the kind of movie that challenges you (and that only adds to its value).


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Canada | France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$7,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,231,823
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1.85 : 1
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