In 1981, the Trogi family moves into a new home. At eleven years-old, Ricardo doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “mortgage” but fully feels its impact. He is the new kid in a class where the other students are from wealthier backgrounds, and he feels his honour is at stake. To avoid being exposed, Ricardo resorts to inventing a new family history, which he must vigilantly maintain to keep up appearances for his new friends. Finally, when he can no longer ignore the reality of his family’s situation, young Ricardo must decide how to build on his true identity.


Ricardo Trogi


Ricardo Trogi


Nicole Robert


Jean-Carl Boucher
Claudia Colangelo
Sandrine Bisson

Official selection

Palm Springs International Film Festival, CA, USA, 2010
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), USA, 2010
Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Canada, 2010
Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, CA, USA, 2010
Montreal International Film Festival for Children (FIFEM), Canada, 2010
Cinefranco Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2010
Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania, 2010
Outaouais Film Festival, Canada, 2010
Stockholm International Film Festival Junior, Sweden, 2010
Santa Cruz Film Festival, USA, 2010
Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan, 2010
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, 2010
Sydney’s Canadian Film Festival, Australia, 2010
Lucas – International Children’s Film Festival, Frankfurt, Germany, 2010
Children & Youth Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany, 2010
Abycine Film Festival, Spain, 2010
Cinema Tous Ecrans Festival, Geneva, Switzerland, 2010
Tallinn Black Night Film Festival, Estonia, 2010
International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino, Poland, 2010
International Francophone Cinema in Acadie, Canada, 2009
Winnipeg Cinemental Film Festival, Canada, 2009
Rome International Film Festival, Italy, 2009
Cinema of Quebec in Paris, Opening Film, France, 2009
Dubai International Film Festival, UAE 2009
Montreal World Film Festival, Opening Film, Canada, 2009

Prix Jutra 2010

Winner – Best Supporting Actress – Sandrine Bisson
Winner – Best Hairstyle
Nomination – Best Film
Nomination – Best Director
Nomination – Best Actor – Jean-Carl Boucher

2010 Genie Awards

Nomination – Best Actor – Jean-Carl Boucher
Nomination – Best Production Design
Nomination – Best Costume Design
Nomination – Best Make-up

International Children’s Film Festival Lucas 2010

Jury Special Mention