Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.


Xavier Dolan


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 ... Petit garçon - avion
Patricia Tulasne ... Hôtesse
Emile Rondeau Emile Rondeau ... Louis (5-6 ans)
Théodore Pellerin ... Antoine (16-22 ans)
Jenyane Provencher Jenyane Provencher ... Jeune fille - trampoline


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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The film was a box office hit in France, grossing $7,7 million with over 1 million admissions. It also placed number one in its opening weekend. See more »


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A little confusing
30 January 2017 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I think this film is definitely not as bad as the publicity and the buzz from the film festivals would lead one to believe. I think it still carries a lot of Dolan's trademark cinematic flourishes. But I also think they exist in this film to a very distracting degree. The screenplay lays the foundation for some very interesting character dynamics, but it seems as if they never really come to fruition and all we have are very barebones approaches to what should have been a great film. The cast surely gives it their all, even when the material really isn't helping them. Some of the camera-work and music choices are also a bit baffling. It's not bad and there are noteworthy aspects, but it's a great disappointment.

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Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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


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$7,400,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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