Café de Flore

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: September 23, 2011 (limited)
DVD: February 21, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.46
based on 26 votes and 7 reviews
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Cast: Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Evelyne Brochu, Marin Gerrier, Alice Dubois, Evelyne de la Chenelière, Michel Dumont


In Paris in 1969, hairdresser Jacqueline Lawrence is raising her Down syndrome son alone. She spends every spare moment with him, trying to enrich and prolong his life. When the little boy falls in love with a girl in his class who also has Down syndrome, the possessive young mother tries to keep them apart.

In modern-day Montreal, internationally famous DJ Antoine Godin finds love with Rose. However, he still has feelings for his ex-wife, Carole, the mother of his two daughters. For her part, though it's been two years since their divorce, Carole still believes Antoine will come back to her. A frequent sleepwalker, Carole dreams of a boy with Down syndrome in the back seat of a car...

  Canadian Connection: Partly filmed in Montreal, Quebec.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Studio: Alliance Vivafilm
Producer(s): Pierre Even, Marie-Claude Poulin
Screenplay: Jean-Marc Vallée
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  • 4 stars "original and memorable love story"
  • 1 star "two mediocre movies` that had no discernable connection, two completely separate and confused stories. thankfully it was 5$ tuesday. still not worth the money. disapointment from crazy studio which is usually top notch entertaiment. not here""
  • 5 stars "Visually beautiful and affective love story!"