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Matthias & Maxime (2019)

Matthias et Maxime (original title)
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A drama focusing on a group of friends in their late 20s.


Xavier Dolan


Xavier Dolan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel D'Almeida Freitas ... Matthias
Xavier Dolan ... Maxime
Pier-Luc Funk ... Rivette
Samuel Gauthier Samuel Gauthier ... Frank
Antoine Pilon ... Brass
Adib Alkhalidey ... Shariff
Micheline Bernard ... Francine
Anne Dorval ... Manon
Marilyn Castonguay ... Sarah
Catherine Brunet ... Lisa
Harris Dickinson ... McAfee
Camille Felton ... Érika
Anne-Marie Cadieux ... Martine
Monique Spaziani ... Colette
Jacques Lavallée ... Me Courtemanche


Two childhood best friends are asked to share a kiss for the purposes of a student short film. Soon, a lingering doubt sets in, confronting both men with their preferences, threatening the brotherhood of their social circle, and, eventually, changing their lives. Written by Bernardo74

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In the opening title card, the film is dedicated to "Eliza, Francis, Joel and Luca". This refers to Eliza Hittman, Francis Lee, Joel Edgerton and Luca Guadagnino, who directed Beach Rats (2017), God's Own Country (2017), Boy Erased (2018) and Call Me by Your Name (2017), which are all gay coming-of-age films. See more »


References Good Will Hunting (1997) See more »


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Good French-Canadian Film
10 June 2019 | by socratesadamoSee all my reviews

What struck my most about this film was that, just twenty minutes in, I got the feeling that I was watching a totally new kind of film. It's different from anything else. You don't notice it at first though. It follows the same sorts of conventions as other films, but at a certain moment I realized it had a completely unique tone to it which I personally had never seen before.

I don't know if it was deliberate. I don't know if it's something that's existed in other films, but it's certainly something I don't recall having ever seen myself. It almost feels like what some would call realism, but it's not. And since it's not quite that, it ends up being something completely different. It's subtle at first, but it never lets up. The wonderful camerawork only adds to it. Recommend.

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Release Date:

28 August 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Matthias and Maxime See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


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Opening Weekend USA:

$64,988, 13 October 2019

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1.85 : 1
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