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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.

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Petit garçon - avion
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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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Second film directed by Xavier Dolan based on a play. The first was Tom à la ferme (2013). 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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Version of Juste la fin du monde de Jean-Luc Lagarce (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Une Miss s'immisce
Written by Françoise Hardy, Jean Noel Luce Chaleat
Performed by Exotica
Published by BMG Rights Management
Authorized by Sony Music Canada
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brilliant
13 September 2016 | by (Canada) – See 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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