Bruno


1h 48m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Eight-year-old Bruno attends a Catholic boarding school and seems a natural to win the Vatican's upcoming national spelling bee, but he has one problem -- he insists on cross-dressing. Fending off criticism, he tells everyone that he wears dresses as a source of power -- a religious vestment, inspir

Film Details

Also Known As
Dress Code, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Eight-year-old Bruno attends a Catholic boarding school and seems a natural to win the Vatican's upcoming national spelling bee, but he has one problem -- he insists on cross-dressing. Fending off criticism, he tells everyone that he wears dresses as a source of power -- a religious vestment, inspired by angels who visit him. As Bruno progresses through the various rounds of competition, things get more flamboyant as his mother Angela, grandmother Helen and a school friend support his "dressing up." Eventually, he reaches the final match in which the winner gets to meet the Pope.

Film Details

Also Known As
Dress Code, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States April 2000

Released in United States December 1, 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States on Video September 25, 2001

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 11-15, 2000.

Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival April 13-18, 2000.

Movie directorial debut for Academy Award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine.

Estimated budget: $6,000,000

Began shooting June 29, 1998.

Completed shooting August 25, 1998.

Released in United States April 2000 (Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival April 13-18, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video September 25, 2001

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 11-15, 2000.)

Released in United States December 1, 2000