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Tom at the Farm (2013)

Tom à la ferme (original title)
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.


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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

According to the commentary. Xavier Dolan (Tom) doesn't have a driver's license. When they had to shoot scenes of Tom driving his car, the crew members who were hidden from view (passenger seat, back seat, trunk) were scared whenever Dolan had to drive. 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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Soundtracks

Les Moulins de mon Coeur
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
French lyrics by Eddy Marnay
Published by EMI U Catalog Inc.
(1968)
Sung a capella by Kathleen Fortin
(heard in the opening sequence while Tom is at the wheel of his car)
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Not Entirely Successful, but Still Worth a Watch
31 August 2015 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

This cinematic baby of director/writer/actor Xavier Dolan is a moderately successful suspense film that is prevented from being more successful by its desire to be strange and enigmatic rather than forthright about its intentions.

Dolan plays a young gay man who visits the family of his recently deceased lover to attend the funeral. There, he finds himself adored by the oblivious mother who didn't know her son was gay, and hated by the crazy, violent brother who hates that his sibling was gay and intends to keep that knowledge from his mother at all costs. This plays out mostly as you would expect, with an increasing sense of claustrophobic dread. Why Dolan's character doesn't just leave this potentially dangerous situation is adequately explained through various plot devices, some of them imposed on him by external circumstances, some of them arising from his own internalized motivations. Dolan gives a very good performance, but the actor who plays the abusive antagonist is poorly cast, not menacing or threatening enough to be convincing. And a late-act plot development involving a fake female love interest for the dead brother does more to derail the movie than heighten its suspense.

Still, those looking for an off-kilter watch will probably be satisfied. This movie reminded much in tone of last year's release "Strangers by the Lake," though that is a much better film than this one.

Grade: B+


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