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Estranged from his manipulative cancer-stricken mother, Stan, a quixotic 19-year-old, dons a disguise and joins a therapy workshop for disfigured patients in a misguided attempt to reconnect with her. But when his deception is revealed, Stan, who is desperate to gain coping skills to care for his disease-ravaged mother, offers the afflicted patients a bargain: he stays with the group, and in exchange he teaches them how feel good about themselves : by using their "ugliness" as a weapon against our beauty-obsessed culture.



"There's real heart at its core, and its nakedly empathetic yet unbeatific treatment of its unconventional cast is something rarely seen in cinema." - Birth.Movies.Death

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    100 minutes
  • Language
    English, French
  • Country
    Canada
  • Director
    Alexandre Franchi
  • Screenwriter
    Joelle Bourjolly, Alexandre Franchi
  • Producer
    Alexandre Franchi, Stéphane Gérin-Lajoie
  • Cast
    Robin L'Houmeau, Debbie Lynch-White, David Roche, Noemie Kocher, Cindy Nicholsen, E.R. Ruiz, Alison Midstokke, Rosalie Julien
  • Cinematographer
    Claudine Sauve
  • Editor
    Huber Hayaud, Amelie Labreche
  • Production Design
    Valerie-Jeanne Matthieu