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Vital Signs (2009)

Les signes vitaux (original title)
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Simone leaves her lover and regular student life behind to help people who are about to die.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Marie-Hélène Bellavance ...
Simone
Francis Ducharme ...
Boris
Suzanne St-Michel ...
Mme Mirault
Marie Brassard ...
Céline Girandau
Danielle Ouimet ...
Mme Perrin
Paul De Strooper ...
M. Perin
Dominico Caputo ...
M. Cudici
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mireille Arvisais ...
Chantal
Jasmine Dubé ...
Pénéloppe
Danielle Fichaud ...
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Anne Lapierre ...
Psychologue
Marc Thibaudeau ...
Dr. Luc Richard (as Marc Marans)
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Triggered by the death of a family member a young woman embarks on a singular journey of helping people who are about to die. The dying have nothing to lose and need lasting moments of intimacy that Simone finds herself willing to give at no cost. But Boris won't let her get away with it quite that easily. He realizes how well she hides behind those intense but short lived relationships. He won't hesitate to provoke her in a violent burst. Written by Anonymous

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The amount of life beings have... or lack thereof.

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5 March 2010 (Canada)  »

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Un soffio di vita  »

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Original and a bit provocative
25 June 2011 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Despite an occasional technical weakness (notably in continuity), LES SIGNES VITAUX is a rewarding watching experience thanks to the originality of the thematic, the convincing acting and overall off-beat treatment.

Yes, this little fiction with many documentary aspects proves to be refreshing and surprising in many ways.

On the other hand the very final scene was a bit disappointing, as if the authors didn't really know how to conclude. Also, what comes close to spoil the whole thing is the poor and irrelevant musical comment. Too bad the production could not afford to hire a better composer.


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