C.R.A.Z.Y.

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  129 min.
Release Date: October 14, 2005 (limited)
DVD: April 4, 2006

Current rating: Rating: 4.56
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Cast: Michel Côté, Danielle Proulx, Marc-André Grondin, Pierre-Luc Brillant, Maxime Tremblant, Alex Gravel, Natasha Thompson, Johanne Lebrun, Denis Trudel, Paule Ducharme, Isabelle Page

Synopsis

December 25, 1960: Zachary Beaulieu (Marc-André Grondin) comes into the world, fourth in a family of five boys with a loving mother (Danielle Proulx) and a dad (Michel Côté) who's a bit gruff, but proud of his sons. The beginning of a beautiful childhood, where Christmases and birthdays follow one after the other to the ubiquitous solo of the elder Beaulieu singing Aznavour's Emmène-moi au bout de la terre, washing the car in the fresh air and trips to the snack-bar for Zac, his father's favorite. But not for long, alas!

From 1960 to 1980, surrounded by his brothers, Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones, between motorbike escapades to impress the girls, cigarettes smoked in secret, minor and not-so-minor disagreements and, particularly, a father that he searches desperately to find, Zac relates his story. Through music and rebellion, and also with humor, down to a mystical voyage to Jerusalem—"to the ends of the earth" as his father was always singing—where perhaps in such a faraway place he finally succeeds in finding him...

Canadian Connection: Filmed partly in Montreal with a Canadian cast.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Studio: TVA Films
Producer(s): Pierre Even, Jacques Blain
Screenplay: Jean-Marc Vallée, François Boulay
Official Site: concours.canoe.com/concours_crazy/en/index.html

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