Ma Vie en Rose

Synopsis: Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. Her family and neighbors struggle with her actions.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Alain Berliner
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min


Take me dancing tonight

Cheek to cheek

Hugging in the dark

Yabba-dabba boing-boing!

What are the new people like?

If you ask me, they're flashy.

They throw a party

before they've unpacked.

I think they're nice.

I hope we get to dance.

Titi! We'll be late!

Let's dance!

You always make us get there early...

and we hang around getting bored!

I think you'll like the Fabres.

He's nice, easy to work with...

and he has a sense of humour, too.

Are they a big family?

Fantastic! They have four children.

Sorry, sorry.

Jerome! Where's your bow tie?

It's tight.

So is mine,

but we're going out.

Nothing's ready, darling.


So help me get ready.

I've seen you

do better with zippers.

Unzipping is a different ball game,


How is your new life?

It goes, "Heat up the pizzas...

put the aperitifs outside

and make the canapes."

Is that all?

It also makes me feel

very proud of my husband.

Hurry up.

Zoe? Ludo?

Where are they?

Jean! Don't scratch your b...

- Where are my red shoes?

- I have no idea.

- Can't you change your dress?

- No! I bought it specially.



Call me Elisabeth

like in the good old days.

Repeat after me:

Take this, chum.

Hello... Granny.

It's great to have you back.

Great is the word.

Nice neighbourhood!

Mind you don't try the wrong door

when you're a little...

Of course, you never are.

You don't have to visit us.

Isn't that a bit too much?


What did I say? We're the first.

Oh, God, I can't wear these shoes.

They're all here at once.

How kind.

Strawberry tart. My favourite!

- Hi, Albert.

- Hi, how's life?

Lovely dress!

So is yours.

You look gorgeous.

Do we have to mind

our Ps and Qs?

Not here! So where's the party?

I'll give you my alarm system.

But he won't need it, will he, Albert?

Look at this.

I kept it for you.

You got us here.

To keep you on the job, pal!

Anytime you say.

You'll love it here.

It's a great neighbourhood.

Thanks to his alarms, I bet.

Hands off those chips!

Tom, Jean! Go away!

Speech! Speech!

Welcome to our home.

Look in anytime!

I'll keep it short.

Let me introduce my tribe.

The prettiest...

Takes after her mother!

My wife, Hanna.

My eldest son, Tom.

The brainy one.

The second, Jean.

The naughty one.

Where are the others?

Kids are like spaghetti.

You can't catch them all together!

Zoe, for instance. Zoe?


My princess dress.

That's Ludovic... the joker!

It's his favourite joke.

What on earth?

Let the party begin!

You're 7, Ludo.

Too old to dress up as a girl...

even if you think it's funny.

- What's got into you?

- I wanted to be pretty.

Never again.

We need more stuff out there.

Do you do it often?

Only now and then.

It's natural.

Until the age of 7, we search for

our identity. I read it in Marie-Claire.

Not "pretty," handsome.

Go change and join the fun.

Take me dancing tonight

Cheek to cheek

Hugging in the dark

This song is beautiful.

I said I'd marry the first man

who asked me to dance to it.

It was Titi.

Your boss seems to like me.

What's the matter? Jealous?

All you care about is soccer

and your friends

Ah, you're dressed.

Your mom's still crazy.

She stays young, that's all.

She pretends to be young.


Hurry up!

Come on, kids!

Cheer up!

Only a week to go before the weekend!

You brought Pam and Ben.

She's Sophie, and he's Jerome.

Nice, Sophie. Very romantic.

Who's next?

So many electronic games!

How dull.

There are more personal things

to care about, you know?

It may be dull...

but his rag is dumber!

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Alain Berliner

Alain Berliner (born 21 February 1963) is a Belgian film director best known for the 1997 film Ma vie en rose, which won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 55th Golden Globe Awards in 1998. Ma vie en rose is also used as film in England, to teach children about cross-dressing and is a very valuable film for community.Born in Brussels, he also directed Le Mur, Passion of Mind, La Maison du canal, and J'aurais voulu être un danseur. more…

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