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Ruth is the story of a painful adolescence. Ruth decides on a whim to leave her small village in the Bas Saint-Laurent for the "real world" of the big city, Montreal. There she meets up ... See full summary »

Director:

François Delisle

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ariane Frédérique Ariane Frédérique ... Ruth
Emmanuel Bilodeau ... Jean-Paul
Frédéric Tessier Frédéric Tessier ... Robert
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Gaudreau Jean Gaudreau ... Yves
Micheline Lanctôt ... Mother
Gaetan Nadeau Gaetan Nadeau ... Ghyslain
Marcel Pomerlo Marcel Pomerlo
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Storyline

Ruth is the story of a painful adolescence. Ruth decides on a whim to leave her small village in the Bas Saint-Laurent for the "real world" of the big city, Montreal. There she meets up with her brother, Jean-Paul. Her many lovers range from one-night stands like Bernard to Yves and Robert, who are briefly in her life. Passionate, anticonformist Ruth has to contend with her brother's ferocious jealousy - he goes as far as attacking Robert, his best friend. Robert, completely baffled by Ruth's cynical recklessness, finally pushes her away. Ruth continues her struggle to find absolute love. She clings passionately, clumsily and shamelessly to those she loves and those she doesn't, in frenzied desperation. Continually disappointed and shut out by the "real world," she chooses a way out that is typically extreme...

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Films 53/12

Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 February 1994 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 150,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Films 53/12 See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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