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Exiles in Lotusland (2005)

Exiles in Lotus Land is a documentary which gives unprecedented intimacy into the lives of marginal youth. Ultimately, it is a gripping love story, a bohemian cross-Canada road adventure with a shocking end.

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Ilan Saragosti

Writer:

Ilan Saragosti

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Cast

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Mélissa Cossette ... Self - Mélo
Dany Nadeau ... Self - Ti-Criss
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Dany (aka Ti-Criss) and Melissa (street name Melo) are a Quebecois couple living in Vancouver - 4000 kilometers from home, surrounded by a foreign language and homeless. They are among the Quebecois runaways who comprise a quarter of Vancouver's many street youth. Exiles in Lotus Land offers unprecedented intimacy into the lives of marginal youth, one that forces viewers to reconsider their view of society at large. Ultimately, it is a gripping love story, a bohemian cross-Canada road adventure with a shocking end. While the unsettling story told in Exiles in Lotus Land reveals youth living on the razor's edge, the greatest strength of Ilan Saragosti's documentary is his neutral gaze - treating the subjects neither with pity nor hero-worship - which affords a serious examination of marginality that acknowledges the subjects for who they are, and reaches out with the humanity they deserve. Written by Ilan Saragosti

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drug | street child | homelessness | See All (3) »

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From Montreal to Vancouver....in search of themselves


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 December 2005 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Le méchant trip See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD400,000 (estimated)
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