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1981 (2009)





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A move to a new neighborhood prompts an 11 year old to engage in an elaborate charade in order to fit in with his new classmates. The year is 1981. Young Ricardo's family is struggling financially, while the kids at his new school come from more prominent backgrounds. When Ricardo starts pretending he's something that he's not, he discovers that living a lie has its fair share of pitfalls. When his façade begins to crumble, he must weigh the consequences of telling the truth against the effort it takes to maintain his carefully crafted ruse.

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Sandrine Bisson
as Claudette
Élizabeth Adam
as Anne Tremblay
Dany Bouchard
as Marchand
Jean-Robert Bourdage
as Maître Schneider
Léo Caron
as Plante
Simone Chevalot
as Secrétaire d'école
Pierre Mailloux
as Monsieur Dagenais
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