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Sonatine (1984)

Two teenaged friends have separate difficult experiences that make the girls seriously consider suicide.

Director:

Micheline Lanctôt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascale Bussières ... Chantal
Marcia Pilote ... Louisette
Pierre F. Fauteux Pierre F. Fauteux ... Fernand (as Pierre Fauteux)
Kliment Denchev Kliment Denchev ... Bulgarian seaman (as Kliment Dentchev)
Ève Gagnier Ève Gagnier
Marc Gélinas
Pauline Lapointe
Jean Mathieu
Paul Savoie
Christian Platov Christian Platov
Boris Palankov Boris Palankov
Jani Pascal Jani Pascal
Jean-Jacques Bussières Jean-Jacques Bussières
Ghislaine Bussières Ghislaine Bussières
Pierre Giard Pierre Giard
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Two teenaged friends have separate difficult experiences that make the girls seriously consider suicide.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 February 1984 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Sonatina See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 1,136,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

-'Sonatine' a reçu le prix Génie (Canada) de la meilleure réalisation . See more »

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Referenced in Hivernam (2002) See more »

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Get the film and then read this!
9 February 2011 | by thestorm67See all my reviews

Honestly before i start i have to say, this movie is the most epic film out there and I'm shocked it hasn't received more attention and my review aside,i say get up, get out, get the film, and get floored!

OK so basically there are two lonely teenage girls, trying to fit into the adult world, if your an observer of peoples emotions you will be shocked at how the Micheline Lanctot has brought it into a film that shakes you and most slightly leaves you with a different mind for the rest of your life. however if your not "the serious type" and want a quick or nice drama, IL suggest you sit this one out, because many people say its all too slow and dull, but all that is what makes the film so grand, the subtle acting proves the amount of observation of teenage psychology, all in all this film is very underrated and IL be surprised if you can actually get your hands on a copy of this astounding film.

Micheline Lanctot You Are Epic!.

after all i say-

The Americans make movies and The French make Films.


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