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It's Only the End of the World (2016)

Juste la fin du monde (original title)
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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nathalie Baye ... La mère
Vincent Cassel ... Antoine
Marion Cotillard ... Catherine
Léa Seydoux ... Suzanne
Gaspard Ulliel ... Louis
Antoine Desrochers ... Pierre Jolicoeur
William Boyce Blanchette William Boyce Blanchette ... Louis (15 ans)
Sasha Samar Sasha Samar ... Chauffeur de taxi
Arthur Couillard Arthur Couillard ... Petit garçon - avion
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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It's Only the End of the World See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,000,000, 31 December 2017
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reda Kateb was the first choice for the role of Antoine. Vincent Cassel replaced him in the last minute. See more »

Quotes

Antoine Knipper: We think silent people are good listeners. But I shut up so people leave me alone.
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Connections

Version of Juste la fin du monde de Jean-Luc Lagarce (2010) See more »

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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An uninteresting family with an uninteresting problem
5 January 2017 | by zackayotteSee all my reviews

This movie is a misstep in the young director's career. It might be worth seeing just to see Dolan fall flat on his face with this pretentious, boring, meandering, nearly unwatchable "drama". I say it in quotes because every single moment of intensity is fabricated, there is no true drama in the movie, it's all just excuses so the characters can yell. Feels like Dolan sometimes asked his actors to improvise and forgot to cut out all the bad parts of their improv. All these close-ups are nauseating and completely useless. I don't feel close to these characters and filming them an inch away from their faces won't help it. It's a disappointing mess, and I can't believe Dolan considers it to be his best film. I'm truly afraid for The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, which I was looking forward to. Hope he will straighten his path, because this is a truly bad movie and I don't understand how this got to a 7.2 (fake votes maybe?)


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