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The Suicide Shop (2012)
"Le magasin des suicides" (original title)

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A family-run shop that sells everything you need to take your own life finds it hard to focus on business after a new baby -- one who makes everyone around him happy -- is born into the family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Alane ...
Mishima Tuvache (voice)
Isabelle Spade ...
Lucrèce Tuvache (voice)
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Alan Tuvache (voice)
Isabelle Giami ...
Marilyn Tuvache (voice)
Laurent Gendron ...
Vincent Tuvache (voice)
Pierre-François Martin-Laval ...
Le joli garçon (voice)
Eric Métayer ...
Le SDF (voice)
Jacques Mathou ...
Monsieur Calmel / Monsieur Dead for Two (voice)
Urbain Cancelier ...
Le gynécologue / Le client neurasthénique (voice)
Pascal Parmentier ...
Oncle Dom / Le client prof de gym (voice)
Mathis Lakehal ...
Un copain d'Alan (voice)
Jules Poisson ...
Un copain d'Alan (voice)
Simon Rosenfeld ...
Un copain d'Alan (voice)
Samuel Vidal ...
Un copain d'Alan (voice)
Edouard Prettet ...
Le client desespéré (voice)
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A family-run shop that sells everything you need to take your own life finds it hard to focus on business after a new baby -- one who makes everyone around him happy -- is born into the family.

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Trivia

Each character in the Tuvache family has a first name referring to a famous suicide (or alleged one): Mishima (Yukio), Lucrèce (Lucretia), Vincent (van Gogh), Marilyn (Monroe) and Alan (Turing). See more »

Crazy Credits

The text lines of the credits are animated and commit suicide in different ways, e.g. by using a capital F as a pistol. See more »

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References Port of Shadows (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Y'a d'la joie
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Music by Charles Trenet and Michel Emer
© Editions Raoul BRETON
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Dark Whimsy
24 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not to be confused with family viewing, The Suicide Shop is filled with politically incorrect humour throughout that goes against the expected, including death, depression and nudity. That said, it is done well with comedy and has a wonderful French soundtrack.

Those less accustomed to the wider range of animation in Europe may be left a bit baffled (or even insulted) by the narrative and design. There are many times that the references to suicide could be deemed offensive for those of a more sensitive nature. The animation is stylised and might not sit well with some. Equally there is something lacking in the ending that does not fit the tone instilled throughout.

The Suicide Shop is however unashamedly bold in its genre - it is funny, heartwarming and wonderfully grim at times. A great film to watch for something different and aesthetically entertaining. I do not know if there is an English dub, but I strongly recommend the french version.


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