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Tom à la ferme (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 14 August 2015 (USA)
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A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.

Director:

Xavier Dolan

Writers:

Xavier Dolan (screenplay), Michel Marc Bouchard (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
8 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Xavier Dolan ... Tom
Pierre-Yves Cardinal ... Francis
Lise Roy ... Agathe
Evelyne Brochu ... Sarah
Manuel Tadros ... Bar Owner
Jacques Lavallée ... Priest
Anne Caron Anne Caron ... Doctor
Olivier Morin ... Paul
Johanne Léveillé Johanne Léveillé ... Service Station Employee
Mathieu Roy Mathieu Roy ... Man at Convenience Store
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The story of Tom, who is in the grip of grief and depression following the death of his lover. When he meets the family of the deceased, it is revealed the mother was not aware of her son's sexual orientation, or his relationship with Tom either, for that matter. Written by Indie

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What you don't know WILL hurt you.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tom at the Farm See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lise Roy and Evelyne Brochu were in the original production of the play. See more »

Quotes

Tom: And why doesn't anybody talk to you?
Francis: I don't care about people, so people don't care about me, you know.
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Connections

Referenced in Northern Lights (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Verklärte Nacht, opus 4
Composed by Arnold Schönberg (1899)
Performed by Ulster Orchestra, Takui Yuasa
Published by Belmont Music Publishing
With the Authorization of Naxos of America
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A really good film with psychologically disturbed characters
27 June 2015 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a man, called Tom, who pays an unannounced visit to his late boyfriend's farm in a small town in Quebec. He meets the brother who is violent and widely feared by the whole town. Yet, Tom is attracted to danger and stays at the farm.

This story is really captivating. It has so many subtle clues as to what the psychologically disturbed characters are thinking, which explain their behaviour. It drives viewers to think deeply about the reasons for their seemingly inexplicable behaviour, which is engaging and thrilling. Tom is clearly very attracted to being abused, and his psychological state is portrayed vividly by the film. There are some really dangerous moments in the film, making it thrilling. I really enjoyed watching "Tom at the Farm", and I look forward to watching other films by the same director.


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