Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama
A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.
This was the official Canadian entry for the "Best Foreign Language Film" category at the 2005 Academy Awards, but it did not end up as one of the five foreign language films to be nominated.
It's what he wanted.
Gervais Beaulieu: So? It's not up to him. You want to turn him into a fairy?
Laurianne Beaulieu: Stop it, he's only five!
Gervais Beaulieu: He's almost six and looks seven.
Laurianne Beaulieu: Oh, come on!
Gervais Beaulieu: Never mind 'come on'. Now return it. Go on.
For Christmas 1967, and also at a later Christmas party, the father sings to a Charles Aznavour record. The Barclay label on the record in the film was not used until sometime during the '70s or '80s.
The end titles finish showing the first names of the five sons in capital letters in the order of birth: Christian . Raymond . Antoine . Zacharie . Yvan . Then all the letters dissolve, with the exception of each first letters, thus creating (and explaining) the title of the film: C.R.A.Z.Y.
French, English, German, Spanish, Polish