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Mourir à tue-tête (1979)

A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womenhood in general, and the... See full summary »
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Complete credited cast:
Julie Vincent ... Suzanne
Germain Houde ... Le violeur
Paul Savoie ... Philippe
Monique Miller ... La réalisatrice
Micheline Lanctôt ... La monteuse
Luce Guilbeault ... Une cliente
Christiane Raymond Christiane Raymond ... La disciple
Louise Portal ... La comédienne
Muriel Dutil Muriel Dutil ... L'epouse (as Murielle Dutil)
Julie Morand Julie Morand ... La secrétaire
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Gobeil Pierre Gobeil ... Le policier
Jean-Pierre Masson ... Voice
Michèle Mercure Michèle Mercure ... La soeur de Philippe
Léo Munger ... Une violée
André Pagé André Pagé ... Le gynécologue


A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womenhood in general, and the way the 'Justice' handle those cases of rape. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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January 1980 (USA) See more »

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A Scream from Silence See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


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CAD 400,000 (estimated)
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-(Janick Beaulieu parle de ce film): -"L'originalité de ce film réside dans le fait qu'on nous fait vivre le point de vue de la femme dans les répercussions du viol." (Source: 'Séquences', (p.28), Juillet 1979). See more »


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Have you ever screamed in the silence? Do you know how it feels?
2 November 2005 | by ZhiminSee all my reviews

A stunning movie is not only for 1979 but also for 2005.

The movie shares the feeling of the women who suffer rape and the consequence. It is very shocking. And the vision is not limited in Quebec but also the world. Not only the Quebecoise suffers the sexual violence but also the women in Africa, in France, and in Vietnam. What is the worst is the consequence of the rape and the social ignorance of the protection for victim.

It is a fictional documentary but it is even more convinced and powerful than documentary itself. The filmmaker is very smart and skillful to present many aspects in such a limited space. Most of the victims keep silent because they feel ashamed of themselves. That is one of the reasons why seldom people understand them and thus can help them. This film offers a space for victim to speak out their feeling and also for audience to know about the violence and its consequence.

It is one of my favorite films.

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