It's Only the End of the World

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2016
  • Running time: 97 min
Prodigious auteur Xavier Dolan (Mommy) comes of age with his dazzling sixth film, based on the play of the same name by Jean-Luc Lagarce and featuring an all-star cast of top French actors. After 12 years of estrangement, a writer (Gaspard Ulliel)... read more

Prodigious auteur Xavier Dolan (Mommy) comes of age with his dazzling sixth film, based on the play of the same name by Jean-Luc Lagarce and featuring an all-star cast of top French actors. After 12 years of estrangement, a writer (Gaspard Ulliel) returns to his hometown, planning on announcing his impending death to his family. However, his mother (Nathalie Baye), tempestuous siblings (Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux) and beleaguered sister-in-law (Marion Cotillard) have their own personal grievances to air. As buried resentments threaten to surface and fits and feuds begin to unfold, all attempts at empathy are sabotaged by the family’s inability to listen and love. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, It’s Only the End of the World is a bold and stylistically daring melodrama performed with thunderous emotion. Taut, tense and packed with explosive performances shot in claustrophobic close-up, it further confirms Dolan as one of the most singular talents in world cinema.

Original Release

09/21/2016

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Cast

Gaspard Ulliel Louis-Jean Knipper
Vincent Cassel Antoine Knipper
Marion Cotillard Catherine
Nathalie Baye Mother
Léa Seydoux Suzanne Knipper
Arthur Couillard Gaby
Stephan Dubeau Father
Antoine Desrochers Pierre Jolicoeur
William Boyce Blanchette Louis (15 ans)
Sasha Samar Chauffeur de taxi
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Directors

Xavier Dolan

Writers

Xavier Dolan, Jean-Luc Lagarce

Cast

Gaspard Ulliel Louis-Jean Knipper
Vincent Cassel Antoine Knipper
Marion Cotillard Catherine
Nathalie Baye Mother
Léa Seydoux Suzanne Knipper
Arthur Couillard Gaby
Stephan Dubeau Father
Antoine Desrochers Pierre Jolicoeur
William Boyce Blanchette Louis (15 ans)
Sasha Samar Chauffeur de taxi
Emile Rondeau Louis (5-6 ans)
Théodore Pellerin Antoine (16-22 ans)
Jenyane Provencher Jeune fille - trampoline

Producers

Editors

Xavier Dolan

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