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Madame
Director: Stéphane Riethauser
Cast: Stéphane Riethauser, Caroline Della Beffa, Luc Riethauser, Heike Riethauser
Studio: Altered Innocence Genre: Gay & Lesbian
Pre-Order Date: 12-15-2020 Release Date: 01-12-2021
Production Year: 2019 SRP: $27.99
Catalog #: AI-27B UPC: 682863691078
Format: Blu-ray Number of Discs: 1
Language: French, English Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish
Picture Format: Anamorphic WS 1.85:1 Audio Format: DTS 5.1 HD
Plot Summary:
A double portrait of a young boy slowly coming out of the closet and of the lady that was, even more than his own mother, the woman of his life - his grandmother. Based on private archival footage, MADAME takes us onto an intimate journey where Caroline, a flamboyant 90-year-old grandmother and her filmmaker grandson Stéphane explore the development and transmission of gender identity in a patriarchal environment. Promised to a domestic life in the 1920s, Caroline manages to free herself from the clutches of a forced marriage and becomes a successful businesswoman, defying the social rules of her time. In parallel, Stéphane struggles to play the role everyone expects in his Swiss bourgeois family, until the day he comes out of the closet and sets off on a crusade against homophobia and sexism.
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Special Features:

- Rohini & Caroline Featurette
- When You're Truly Old Featurette
- The Hairdressing Contest at Kursaal Featurette
- U.S. Trailer
- Other Trailers

Reviews:

"A strong, entertaining double portrait you should see if you miss your grandma, if you love your mom or if you just want to understand how much stereotypes that we thought obsolete are still haunting our lives today." - Ma?nner

"A grace and a tenderness that go straight to the heart." - Le Monde

"You are moved. You laugh, you cry. A pure masterpiece." - Fou de The?a?tre

 

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