Two teenaged friends have separate difficult experiences that make the girls seriously consider suicide.


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Bulgarian seaman (as Kliment Dentchev)
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Marc Gélinas
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Two teenaged friends have separate difficult experiences that make the girls seriously consider suicide.

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24 February 1984 (Canada)  »

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CAD 1,136,000 (estimated)

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Grim, upsetting, study of alienation
16 January 2000 | by (Prince Edward Island) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies where you must be patient with. For the first 45 minutes or so, you will believe this film is going nowhere. It doesn`t help that some of the subtitles are poor, and not everything is adequately translated. But if you stick with this story, you will discover that it is a simple, cold, but powerful tale of two lonely, somewhat self-absorbed teenage girls, who feel alienated enough to attempt to connect emotionally with strangers. One girl tries to strike up a friendship with a bus driver, while the other girl tries to run away on a cargo ship, and for a brief time connects with a European member of the crew. When their hopes are dashed, however, the girls take desperate measures. I was not prepared for the conclusion to this seemingly uneventful movie. I did not expect it to be as strong... and as it actually became. I myself was very shocked and upset enough at the end of this movie to say that Sonatine contains the most depressing ending of any movie I`ve if you are of fragile emotions, and are easily upset, be prepared!!

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