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Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 April 2011 (France)
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A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.

Director:

Céline Sciamma

Writer:

Céline Sciamma (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Zoé Héran ... Laure / Mickäel
Malonn Lévana ... Jeanne
Jeanne Disson Jeanne Disson ... Lisa
Sophie Cattani Sophie Cattani ... La mère
Mathieu Demy ... La père
Rayan Boubekri Rayan Boubekri ... Rayan
Yohan Vero Yohan Vero ... Vince
Noah Vero Noah Vero ... Noah
Cheyenne Lainé Cheyenne Lainé ... Cheyenne
Christel Baras Christel Baras ... La mère de Lisa
Valérie Roucher Valérie Roucher ... La mère de Rayan
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Storyline

A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old born Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mickäel to the neighborhood children. It is heavily implied that Mickäel is a closeted transgender boy. This film follows his experiences with his newfound friends, his potential love interest, Lisa, his younger sister and his parents. It focuses in on the significance of gender identity in social interaction from an early age, the difficulties of being transgender and young, and how Mickäel navigates these in the background of childhood play and love. Written by amisophe

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Taglines:

There's a new kid in town.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 April 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Agorokoritso See more »

Filming Locations:

Seine-et-Marne, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,078, 20 November 2011

Gross USA:

$129,834

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,214,509
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Script written from April 2010. The main actress was found on the first day of casting. The film was shot in twenty days in August 2010 with a crew of fourteen. See more »

Goofs

Mikhael pees his pants in the woods however when we see his pants they are not wet. See more »

Quotes

La mère de Lisa: Lisa?
Lisa: Yes?
La mère de Lisa: Come here. This is Mikael's mum. She's come here to say Mikael is not actually Mikael but a girl, not a boy. She's waiting for you in the kitchen.
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Connections

References The Smurfs (1981) See more »

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Always
[reprise]
Written by Jean-Baptiste de Laubier and Jerôme Echenoz
Published by Because Editions/Copyright Control


& © 2011 Para one & Tacteel
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Tomboy or a matter of perception
21 April 2019 | by zutterjp48See all my reviews

After seen this film I found some interesant comments of Céline Sciamma about her film.Céline Sciamma insists very much about the perception (le regard in French) that people may have about a person: Lisa thinks that Laure is a boy and all the "confusion" begins when Lisa asks Laure about her name and Laure answers "Mickael" !! From then the other children consider Laure as as boy. In this age some young girls like to play soccer,wear masculine clothes and people call them tomboys o garçon manqué in French: in most of these cases the experience is quite temporary.The performance of Zoé Héran as Laure/Mickael is remarkable.Also the other actors and actresses are very good.A very interesting story and therefore a very good film.


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