GenreComedy, Drama, Romance Film series1981 WriterRicardo Trogi LanguageFrench
Release date4 September 2009 (2009-09-04) Initial releaseSeptember 4, 2009 (Canada) CastJean-Carl Boucher (Ricardo), Claudio Colangelo (Benito), Sandrine Bisson (Claudette), Gabriel Maillé (Jérôme), Gabriel Maillé (Marchand), Gabriel Maillé (Plante) Similar moviesFactory Girl, Fish Tank, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, At the Edge of the Abyss, Jupiter Ascending, Captain America: The First Avenger
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1981, longer title 1981: L'année ou je suis devenu un menteur (1981: The Year I Became a Liar) is a 2009 Canadian French language comedy-drama film from Quebec written and directed by Ricardo Trogi. It was released on 4 September 2009. The film is autobiographical about the youth years of the director as told by him during the film.
Ricardo (played by Jean-Carl Boucher), 11 years, arrives to a school where he feels completely foreign. With the aim of integrating, he befriends a group of youth named "K-Way rouges" (the K-Way Reds) composed of Jérôme (Gabriel Maillé), Marchand (Dany Bouchard) and Plante (Léo Caron) from the school and tries to woo and impress the beautiful Anne Tremblay (played by Élizabeth Adam). In the process he has to lie his way all through.
Jean-Carl Boucher as Ricardo Trogi
Sandrine Bisson as Claudette Trogi, Ricardo's mother
Claudio Colangelo as Benito Trogi, Ricardo's father
Gabriel Maillé as Jérôme, the leader of the "K-Way rouges"
Dany Bouchard as Marchand, member of the "K-Way rouges"
Léo Caron as Plante, member of the "K-Way rouges"
Marjolaine Lemieux as teacher Aline
Élizabeth Adam as Anne Tremblay, the beautiful student Ricardo falls ion love with
Lauriane Fortier as Anne Tremblay's friend
Pierre-Xavier Martel as the Nazi
Rose Adam as Nadia Trogi, Ricardo's sister
Simone Chevalot as secretary at the school
Pierre Mailloux as Mr. Dagenais
Jean-Robert Bourdage as Maître Schneider
Ricardo Trogi as Narrator
In August 2014, a sequel, 1987, was released, reuniting Jean-Carl Boucher, Sandrine Bisson, Claudio Colangelo, and Rose Adam to play their roles as the Trogis. The sequel tells the story of Ricardo at 17 years old graduating from high school, trying to lose his virginity, open a club, and loads of other things. The film was released in December 2014 on DVD, Blu-Ray, and VHS (for a limited time) as a kind of retro thing.