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Max leads a good life with Alice and their son Théo; that is until Alice is threatened with death while waiting for a heart transplant. Max promises Théo that he will save Alice, but to ... See full summary »


Alain Desrochers


Benoît Guichard (scenario), Alain Desrochers (idea)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge ... Max
Lucie Laurier ... Morgane
Martin Matte ... Avocat
Raymond Bouchard ... Meg
Myriam Tallard Myriam Tallard ... Alice
Antoine Desrochers ... Theo
Tony Conte ... Gino
Réal Bossé ... Coordonnateur d'organes
Martin-David Peters Martin-David Peters ... Le Vétérinaire (as Martin-David Peters)
Bianca Gervais ... Franfreluche
Gaston Lepage ... Chirugien d'Alice
Jeff Stinco ... Viny
Babu Babu ... Pilote avec l'argent
Alexandre Goyette ... Colosse
Xaxier Malo Xaxier Malo ... Jeune caïd


Max leads a good life with Alice and their son Théo; that is until Alice is threatened with death while waiting for a heart transplant. Max promises Théo that he will save Alice, but to keep his word he must find a heart, and fast. Since time is running out and he must find a solution, Max decides to reconnect with his troubled past. His decision will change his life in ways he could never have imagined. Written by Benoit Guichard

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Action | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

23 February 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Нитро See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$648,138 (Canada), 29 June 2007
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cirrus Communications See more »
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Technical Specs


| (Québec)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


References First Blood (1982) See more »


Written by J.F. Gagnon
Performed by The Dizzy Racers
Courtesy of Road Train entertainment
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very very hard stuff
3 May 2009 | by pethel01See all my reviews

Well sometimes people miss understand a piece of art completely. For commercial reasons this is if a product is labeled not exactly what it is really containing. Call it action and it gives you a market for example. Other example, "The Wrestler". For some folks, younger folks maybe it is an action movie defined by the fighting components. For me as an elder man this components are part of the story but not the story itself. Just decoration and necessary to tell the real story. I watched "Nitro" by coincidence. Some of this funny Canadian variations of US mentality. I thought. Let's waste some time and watch it. Tarantino is named here. I as European will never understand this director and his art as an US American understand it. For me his kind of art is not really necessary. For me "Nitro" has nothing to do with this. Like "The Pet" has nothing to do with sex, bondage, S/M or anything porn. The film smashed my easy watching attempt completely. It is a very very hard story told in a surprising way. But i could stand it, was not forced to switch off. Cause also for me it's a story about love. And it's limitations. The limitations of our human existence. Whom do we really love, other persons or ourself? What is our struggle for, to help beloved persons or to cover our needs and pain? It's a film about the absolutely tragedy of some people linked by love or what they believe love is. Without any terms of religion. A story of loosen souls shifting around in a world they can't stand. A story of how to accept what you can not accept, death. And a very sad story, stays there anything left of their love? A movie that ask questions and leave them open. A very unusually movie.

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