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Tim, a shy 16 years old athlete, is both brilliant and talented. But the pressure he undergoes pushes him to the edge, where human limits reach the point of no return.

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Tim (as Antoine Olivier Pilon)
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Lou-Pascal Tremblay ...
Jeff
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Pierre
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M. Sullivan
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Patrick
Guillaume Gauthier ...
David
Irdens Exantus ...
Fred
Karl-Antoine Suprice ...
Sydney
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Zoé
Benoit Finley ...
Surveillant (as Benoît Finley)
Renée Cossette ...
Directrice Mathieu
Émile Mailhiot ...
Professur d'éducation physique
Ariane Jeudy ...
Isabelle
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Tim is a grade 11 student dealing with loss of his mother several years ago and his own sexuality at 16 going on 17. He was a star runner as a 12 year old with his mother as his coach. With his mother's death he gave up running and him and his friend are chemistry nerds who are bullied and harassed by the jocks at school. Tim eventually returns to running and expands his group of friends. HIs main competitor on the track, Jeff, continues his harassment and resorts to blackmail to hurt Tim's performance on the track with disastrous results. Written by PrairieKid

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The movie was filmed in the winter but there is no way the provincial track meets would be held at that time of the year because of the impact of the cold weather on performance results. See more »

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Tim: We all failed Francis. I failed him.
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Intense and so well executed
1 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

This film is an extraordinary performance by Antoine Olivier Pilon, who seems mature well beyond his years. A story of bullying and homophobia in schools - which could be anywhere - this depiction highlights the sense of entrapment felt by teenagers when in crisis. These are magnified by the power of technology and the omnipresence of the harassment, 24/7.

I have read the earlier reviews and am astounded - did they watch the same film as I had?

This is brilliantly directed, down to the athletics scenes. They were so realistic.

I hate the use of "important" when it comes to movies, but for many confronted by bullying - either as victims or perpetrators - there can be few other words to describe this.

I was profoundly affected by this piece - it was moody, sensitive, raw and brutal.


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