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Ricky

(2009)
Not Rated In Theaters 12/16/2009 , 90min.
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Plot & Details

Gallic director François Ozon's idiosyncratic Ricky represents an attempt to weld together two polar-opposite and seemingly incompatible genres: kitchen-sink realistic drama and high-concept Spielbergian fantasy. Loosely inspired by a Rose Tremain short story, the tale opens on a council estate just east of Paris (in the Seine-et-Marne), where single mom Katie (Alexandra Lamy) ekes out a low-key and fairly miserable existence. She earns her keep as a factory worker while glumly attempting to raise her seven-year-old daughter, Lisa (Mélusine Mayance), on the side. Circumstances shift dramatically when Katie falls into an affair with a Spanish colleague, Paco (Sergi López), but no one can guess just how dramatically. Together they conceive a son whom they name Ricky, who has a physiological quirk that makes him a freak of nature, draws a considerable amount of attention from the press, and creates all kinds of impracticalities for the parents.
  • MPAA Rating: Not Rated
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Run Time: 90min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 12/16/2009
  • Distributor(s): IFC
  • Director(s): François Ozon
  • Starring: Alexandra Lamy , Sergi López , Mélusine Mayance , Arthur Peyret , André Wilms
  • Themes: Expecting a Baby,Miraculous Events,Angels
  • Tone: Humorous,Whimsical,Disturbing,Fanciful
  • Country of Origin: France (02-11-2009),USA - Limited (12,USA - Limited (12-16-2009)
  • Language: French

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Berlin International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Chicago International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Chicago International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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