5 user 1 critic

Sonatine (1984)

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


Micheline Lanctôt
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Sonatine (1993)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Aya Kokumai, Tetsu Watanabe
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

At the instigation of the filmmakers, the young men of the Ile-aux-Coudres in the middle of the St-Lawrence River try as a memorial to their ancestors to revive the fishing of the belugas ... See full summary »

Directors: Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault
Stars: Léopold Tremblay, Alexis Tremblay, Abel Harvey
Série Noire (TV Series 2014)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two TV writers whose critically savaged police show is a surprise hit decide that they need real criminal experiences to spice up their second season.

Stars: François Létourneau, Vincent-Guillaume Otis, Édith Cochrane
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An idealistic young Haitian travels to rural Quebec to intern for an independent Member of Parliament when a national debate erupts that finds the MP holding the tie-breaking vote.

Director: Philippe Falardeau
Stars: Irdens Exantus, Caroline Trudel, Patrick Huard
Boiling Point (1990)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the local yakuza for attacking their coach.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Yûrei Yanagi, Yuriko Ishida
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A surgeon taking care of third degree-burns, married to an intelligent and sensitive wife, father of an obedient child, a skillful handyman, an excellent cook, Louis lives in a perfect ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Morin
Stars: Christian Bégin, Sandra Dumaresq, William Monette


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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis









Release Date:

24 February 1984 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Sonatina See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


Box Office


CAD 1,136,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


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


Referenced in Hivernam (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

8 First-Time Nominees at the 2019 Oscars

IMDb Special Correspondent Dave Karger breaks down eight first-time acting nominees at this year's Oscars, including Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, and Regina King.

Learn more about the nominees

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed