Belgian director Alain Berliner examines a little boy's sexual
identity crisis in this buoyant, utterly endearing comedy. The boy, a
sweet-faced 7-year-old with a girlish Prince Valiant haircut, loves
to play dress-up. He stuns everyone in his family's new neighborhood
by showing up for a party in a pretty dress and high heels. You see,
Ludovic actually believes he's a girl, or perhaps "a girl-boy." Told
about the chromosome theory, he's convinced that "God will fix it"
and make him a girl in time for him to marry the boy next door. His
parents struggle to suppress his transexual yearnings, for they soon
find themselves shunned by their bourgeois neighbors.
Berliner displays his originality with wonderful flights of
fantasy depicting Ludovic's technicolor dreams of his favorite
Barbie-like doll. But the film also works as social commentary with
the filmmaker gently demonstrating the importance of tolerance.
Finally, George du Fresne is guaranteed to win your heart as the
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