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In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to speak... See more »

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Tiivii
Éveline Gélinas ...
Carole
Paul-André Brasseur ...
Kaki (as Paul André Brasseur)
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Soeur Luce
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Dr. Montpetit
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Roger
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Joseph
Denis Bernard ...
Père Millaire
Luc Proulx ...
L'horloger
Miali Buscemi ...
Qupanuaq
Ann-Sophie Archer ...
Infirmière de jour
Alex Thériault ...
Patient jaloux (as Alexandre Thériault)
Frédérick Bouffard ...
Patient agonisant
Caroline Tanguay ...
Infirmière de nuit
Jacques-Henri Gagnon ...
L'archevêque
Serge Bonin ...
L'aumônier
Guillaume Saladin ...
Interprète blanc
Pierre Antoine Lafond Simard ...
Aide-infirmier
Stéphane-Antoine Comtois ...
Membre d'équipage
Elisapie Isaac ...
Mère inuk malade
Sylvain Brosseau ...
Infirmier-chauffeur
Annie Neevee Pitsiulak ...
Fille de Tiivii (9 ans)
Annie S. Kootoo ...
Fille de Tiivii (5 ans)
Patrick Brown ...
Patient mourant
Jocelyn Pelletier ...
Patient salle commune
Nicola-Frank Vachon ...
Patient salle commune
Jean-Claude Godbout ...
Patient salle commune
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Patient salle commune
André Duval ...
Barbier
Christian Morin ...
Préposé
Corinne Germain ...
Religieuse au chevet
Jean-René Moisan ...
Stagiaire
Martin Perreault ...
Stagiaire
Josée-Gabrielle Labar ...
Bénévole
Aline Bouchard ...
Bénévole
Michael Buscemi ...
Bébé inuk
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Infirmière
Amira Cheriet ...
Infirmière
Suzann Méthot ...
Infirmière
Jod Léveillé-Bernard ...
Patient voisin
Steeve Gagné ...
Infirmier costaud
Maxime Allen ...
Jeune prêtre
Serge Thibodeau ...
Fermier
Gilbert Fontaine ...
Technicien radiologiste
Gilbert Marcoux ...
Brancardier
Danielle Martel ...
Soeur
Pascale Lauzière ...
Soeur
Jeannie Kownirk ...
Mère

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Benoit Pilon ... (as Benoît Pilon)

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Bernard Émond ... (screenwriter)

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René Chénier ... co-producer
Bernadette Payeur ... producer

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Robert Marcel Lepage ... (as Robert M. Lepage)

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Michel La Veaux

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Richard Comeau

Editorial Department

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Mathieu Berube ... first assistant editor
Marie-Hélène Bourget ... digital intermediate technician
Marc Lussier ... digital intermediate colorist
Arthur Montreuil ... film color timer
Julien Tremblay ... digital intermediate technician

Makeup Department

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André Duval ... key hair stylist
Nathalie Trépanier ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Francis Choquette ... unit manager
Jaime Tobon ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ariane Côté-Chénier ... third assistant director

Sound Department

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Luc Boudrias ... re-recording mixer
Patrick Lalonde ... second sound re-recording mixer
Lise Wedlock ... foley artist

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Patrice-Alain Barrette ... technical support: Hybride
Louise Bertrand ... bidding producer: Hybride
Pierre Blain ... digital compositor: Hybride
Jason Bohbot ... technical support: Hybride
Caroline Bélisle ... administration: Hybride
Mélanie Cotton ... technical support: Hybride
Luc Desmarais ... technical support: Hybride
Mathieu Dupuis ... visual effects supervisor: Hybride
Stephan Gervais ... technical support: Hybride
Veronique Guay ... production assistant: Hybride
Myléne Guérin ... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Jean-Francois Houde ... digital compositor: Hybride
Martine Losier ... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Stephane Mailet ... technical support: Hybride
Richard Martin ... visual effects supervisors: Hybride
Christian Morin ... digital compositor
Sean O'Connor ... production assistant: Hybride
Olivier Painchaud ... technical support: Hybride
Pierre Raymond ... visual effects producer: Hybride
Sébastien Rioux ... digital compositor: Hybride
Katy Savoie ... production assistant: Hybride
Guillaume St-Aubin-Seers ... digital compositor: Hybride
Jean-Michel St-Pierre Lapierre ... production assistant: Hybride (as Jean-Michel St-Pierre)
Sylvie Talbot ... communications: Hybride
Anne Tremblay ... administration: Hybride
Raphael Valle ... digital compositor: Hybride

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pierre Beaulieu ... best boy
Stephane Boisvert ... generator operator: set
Amelie Duceppe ... second assistant camera
David Giasson ... electrician
Denis Lamothe ... electrician
Patrice Lapointe ... dolly grip
Dany Racine ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Paul Viau ... gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Maryse Papineau ... key dresser

Other crew

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Mona Medawar ... second unit script supervisor
Pascal Pelletier ... production assistant

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Marcel Jean ... thanks

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Plot Summary

In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, he becomes despondent. When he refuses to eat and expresses a wish to die, his nurse, Carole, comes to the realization that Tivii's illness is not the most serious threat to his well-being. She arranges to have a young orphan, Kaki, transferred to the institution. The boy is also sick, but has experience with both worlds and speaks both languages. By sharing his culture with Kaki and opening it up to others, Tivii rediscovers his pride and energy. Ultimately he also rediscovers hope through a plan to adopt Kaki, bring him home and make him part of his family. Written by blondmonkey5

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Also Known As
  • The Necessities of Life (World-wide, English title)
  • Prietenia (Romania)
  • Létszükséglet (Hungary)
  • То, что необходимо для жизни (Russia)
  • Inuujjutiksaq (World-wide)
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  • 102 min
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Budget CAD4,000,000 (estimated)

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