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Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2008)

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An urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child.

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Silence
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Jude
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Ciel (as Daniel J. Gordon)
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Horace
David Collins ...
Yardie
Chris Johnson ...
Crocker
Ndidi Onukwulu ...
Ruth
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Hannah
Elizabeth Saunders ...
Eva
Martin Villafana ...
Roy
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Kandae
Tahliel Hawthorne ...
Aria
Michael Derek McWilliams ...
Rudy
Jaccob Bodanis-Rhule ...
Saul
Sal Scozzari ...
Junior
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Jamaican-Canadian emergency room nurse Jude is a single mother whose primary focus in life is her twelve year old son Ciel, that is when she isn't dealing with her incurable sickle cell disease, which will probably be the cause of her eventual death. Like his mother, Ciel is a born caregiver, whose love of music, magic and new age mysticism is in large part a way to provide his mother love and protection, especially against her illness. Regardless, Jude relates to Ciel as if she isn't sick, such as planning to take him back to Jamaica someday so that he can have a better understanding of his heritage. And Ciel hopes that his mother's belief that the ones you love never go away is true. Into their lives comes Silence, an underground fighter. He and Jude meet when he comes into the hospital due to a fighting injury. Silence is dealing with his own issues, most notably taking over the Exodus boxing club after the death of his mentor and the club's owner, Horace. Silence learns that ... Written by Huggo

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The people you love never go away.

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2 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Following a brief introduction to Jude (Nurse) and her son, Ciel (Boy), we learn that Jude is suffering from a severe chronic condition. From there, we watch the beautiful, loving relationship between the single mother and her son that has developed through years of just having each other to rely on. Silence (Fighter), an underground fighter, enters their lives by chance, or perhaps fate.

There are very strong performances by Clark Johnson and Karen LeBlanc with a great discovery in Daniel J. Gordon who plays Ciel; watch out for this talented young actor. All three give rare, subtle performances where much is said with a look in the eye or a slight movement of the mouth. This is a film that rewards viewers seeking solid acting.

The screenplay by Charles Officer (in an impressive feature film directorial debut) and Ingrid Veninger is refreshing in that it does not rely on rehashed plot lines or stereotypes for its characters. They are real people, each one identifiable in some way and yet each with his and her own unique stories and interactions that keep you drawn to the film.

Highly recommended.


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