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Leolo ★★★ 1992

Deeply disturbing black comedy about one of the screen's most dysfunctional families. Leo is a 12-year-old French Canadian from Montreal who is determined to remake himself. He's decided to be a Sicilian lad named Leolo, escaping from his horrific family into his fantasies (and potential madness). “I dream, therefore I am not,” he thinks. His parents are obsessed with toilet training, his cowardly brother with bodybuilding, his sisters are demented, and his grandfather is a sadistic, dirty old man. Striking cinematography and great soundtrack, but not for the faint of heart (or stomach). In French with English subtitles. 107m/C VHS, DVD . CA Maxime Collin, Julien Guiomar, Ginette Reno, Pierre Bourgault, Yves Montmarquette, Roland Blouin, Giuditta del Vecchio; D: Jean-Claude Lauzon; W: Jean-Claude Lauzon. Genie ‘92: Costume Des., Film Editing, Orig. Screenplay.