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GERONTOPHILIA

by Bruce LaBruce

synopsis

18-year-old Lake has a sweet activist girlfriend, but one day discovers he has an unusual attraction for the elderly. Fate conspires to land him a summer job at a nursing home where he develops a tender relationship with Mr. Peabody. Discovering that the patients are being over-medicated to make them easier to manage, Lake decides to wean him off his medication and help him escape, resulting in a humorous and heartfelt road trip that strengthens their bond.

original title: Gerontophilia
country: Canada
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Bruce LaBruce
film run: 82'
release date: 26/03/2014
screenplay: Bruce LaBruce, Daniel Allen Cox
cast: Pier Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Borden, Katie Boland, Marie-Hélène Thibault
cinematography by: Nicolas Canniccioni
film editing: Glenn Berman
art director: Olivier Laberge
costumes designer: Marilyne Garceau
music: Ramachandra Borcar
producer: Nicolas Comeau, Leonard Farlinger, Jennifer Jonas
production: 1976 Productions, New Real Films
backing: SODEC, Téléfilm Canada Québec Tax Credit, Ontario Tax Credit, Canadian Tax Credit
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