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Léolo

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Cast
Gilbert Sicotte, Maxime Collin, Ginette Reno, Julien Guiomar, Pierre Bourgault, Giuditta Del Vecchio, Andree Lachapelle, Denys Arcand, Germain Houde, Yves Montmarquette, Lorne Brass
Released
1992
Largactil | chlorpromazine
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Narrator Leo: “They say he is my father, but I know I’m not his son, because this man is crazy, and I am not.” (0:03)

Narrator: “Confronted with my mother’s panic, the doctor didn’t have the courage to tell her that she had been impregnated by a contaminated tomato. (0:05)

Narrator: “Because I dream I am not crazy.” (0:10)

Narrator: “Shitting had become an obsession in the family.” (0:14)

In a psychiatric hospital aids remove a straightjacket from Léolo’s grandfather. (0:30)

Narrator, referring to his family: “Now and then they’d reach the same level of delirium...” (0:34)

Narrator, referring to his brother Fernand, “In fifth grade he had been put in a remedial class that included schizophrenics, psychopaths, epileptic twins, a transvestite, and an albino.” (0:41)

Fernand: “They stuck me in a class of idiots in fifth grade.” (0:43)

Narrator: “At school I thought I was... the only one anxious because some details were missing onf John’s and Tintin’s bodies.” (0:49)

Narrator: “I was obsessed.” (0:56)

Narrator: “Yet, it would only take me one quick, easy gesture to remove the sticker and start believing the illusion.” (1:02)

Léolo sits in a dry bathtub with a hangman’s noose around his neck. (1:04)

The Word Tamer reads Léolo’s writing: “There’s still enough people buying them to appease their rage.” (1:24)

Léolo writes: “Maybe it’s time for me to shove the barrel up my nostril and scatter my thoughts all over the place.” (1:25)

Léolo’s sister Rita restrained in a hospital bed. (1:26)

Boy huffs with a paper bag. (1:30)

Believing him dead his mother grieves for Léolo. (1:37)

Léolo treated with ice water in the hydrotherapy room of a psychiatric hospital. (1:38)

Psychiatrist: “We’ll have to reduce the dose of Largactil to 100 mg, intramuscular.” (1:38)

The Word Tamer reads Léolo’s writing: “You, my lady bold melancholy...” (1:39)

Narrator: “You, my lady bold melancholy...” (1:41)