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Borderline (2008)

An erotic drama about a woman facing her 30th birthday who looks back at her life growing-up with her grandmother, crazy mother and her over-indulgence with men, sex and alcohol.


Lyne Charlebois


Lyne Charlebois (screenplay), Marie-Sissi Labrèche (story and screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Isabelle Blais ... Kiki (20 & 30 years old)
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Tcheky
Angèle Coutu ... Mémé
Sylvie Drapeau ... Mère de Kiki / Kiki's Mother
Laurence Carbonneau Laurence Carbonneau ... Kiki - 10 years old
Pierre-Luc Brillant ... Mikael Robin
Marie-Chantal Perron ... Caroline
Antoine Bertrand ... Eric
Hubert Proulx Hubert Proulx ... Antoine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hortense Bamas Hortense Bamas ... Élève Céline / Student Celine
Sebastien Beaulac ... Amant
Marc Beaupré ... Père de Kiki
Sandrine Bisson ... Fille DASA #2 / DASA girl #2
Valérie Blais ... Isabelle
Marie Charlebois Marie Charlebois ... Aline, travailleuse sociale


An erotic drama about a woman facing her 30th birthday who looks back at her life growing-up with her grandmother, crazy mother and her over-indulgence with men, sex and alcohol.

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Release Date:

8 February 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Borderline - Kikis Story See more »


Box Office


CAD 4,100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Max Films Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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-(Le producteur Roger Frappier parle de son expérience avec cette production): -"Le film a été refusé 2 fois par Téléfilm Canada, 2 fois par la SODEC. Et là moi, il y a quelque chose que je ne comprenais pas; C'est un film qui est écrit par deux femmes, réalisé par une femme, l'héroïne principale c'est une femme, et majoritairement Téléfilm et à la SODEC, c'était des femmes qui décidaient. Alors on a beau lire dans les journaux qu'il faut avoir plus de place pour les femmes au cinéma, j'ai trouvé ça très curieux qu'il n'y avait pas de solidarité. Il y avait comme soit un malaise, ou c'est comme si on ne voulait pas montrer cette histoire là au cinéma. (témoignage de Roger lors de l'émission "Au coeur du cinéma québécois" au canal Savoir, animé par Denis Héroux, en 2010.- Saison 2-Emission 11). See more »

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Borderline life
21 July 2008 | by Waddah74See all my reviews

Borderline life

An exceptional piece of art and a very emotional movie it takes you to a very sad story about a young woman who becomes an emotional cripple due to her mentally ill mother,she is raised by her grandmother.

Her life before 30 is a far from fairy-tale. Sex and alcohol are her only outlets and her daily reality , so much emotions , tears , laughs and nudity .

An outstanding performance by the very attractive and a pleasure to watch Isabelle Blais (Kiki ) the main Character in the movie . The music was so nice and sad.

The film was well done and thoughtful.

It is a must see.

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