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Roméo & Juliette (2006)


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Photo © 2006 Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm

This might be the same Shakespeare story we all know and love, but the adaptation is both new and, some might think, peculiar. It is, like the original, a story of impossible love between two very young people. Roméo (Thomas Lalonde) is the son of the leader of a notorious biker gang, played by Gilles Renaud. The object of his affection, Juliette (Charlotte Aubin), is a coed who is studying medicine. She is also the only daughter of a judge (Pierre Curzi) who sits on the bench of the Québec Superior Court. By the way, the production team held auditions and after seeing some 10-thousand people gave the title roles to two newcomers. Lalonde was all of 16, and Charlotte Aubin was just 14 years old. Young and inexperienced, they were asked to carry some fairly hefty scenes. For example the film contains several long and almost silent love scenes. The director, Yves Desgagnés, has been quoted as saying he needed "...a naivety, an innocence. A diamond in a rough state, with its brightness and its imperfections." If you know the original story, then you know how it all ends, but like the rest of the film the situation and methods in this version have been contemporized.

103 minutes - Drama
Release date: December 4, 2006
DVD Release date: April 17, 2007
Canadian Distributor: Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm


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MAIN CAST:

Charlotte Aubin
Thomas Lalonde
Jeanne Moreau
Pierre Curzi
Gilles Renaud
Danny Gagné
Hubert Lemire
Patrice Bélanger
David Michael
Maude Guérin
Liliana Komorowska
André Robitaille
Henri Chassé
Marie-Thérèse Fortin
Yves Desgagnés
Martine Francke
Adèle Gigantes
Johanne Fontaine
Michel Laperrière
Marcel Sabourin
Stéphanie Crete
Jean-Robert Bourdage
Denise Bombardier


Denise Robert
Daniel Louis
Yves Desgagnés
Normand Chaurette
Pierre Mignot
Michel Arcand





Juliette Véronneau
Roméo Lamontagne
Laurence
Paul Véronneau
Réal Lamontagne
Étienne Véronneau
François Paré
Benoît
Louki
Natacha Lamontagne
Juliette's mother
Michel St-Jean
Gaétan

Maitre Valiquette

Angie


Monsieur Leclerc
Benoît's Lawyer
Journalist
Television host




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