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The Suicide Shop (2012)

Le magasin des suicides (original title)
A family-run shop that sells everything you need to take your own life finds it hard to focus on business after a new baby -- one who makes everyone around him happy -- is born into the family.

Director:

Patrice Leconte

Writers:

Patrice Leconte, Jean Teulé (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Alane ... Mishima Tuvache (voice)
Isabelle Spade Isabelle Spade ... Lucrèce Tuvache (voice)
Kacey Mottet Klein ... Alan Tuvache (voice)
Isabelle Giami Isabelle Giami ... Marilyn Tuvache (voice)
Laurent Gendron Laurent Gendron ... Vincent Tuvache (voice)
Pierre-François Martin-Laval ... Le joli garçon (voice)
Eric Métayer ... Le SDF (voice)
Jacques Mathou ... Monsieur Calmel / Monsieur Dead for Two (voice)
Urbain Cancelier ... Le gynécologue / Le client neurasthénique (voice)
Pascal Parmentier Pascal Parmentier ... Oncle Dom / Le client prof de gym (voice)
Mathis Lakehal Mathis Lakehal ... Un copain d'Alan (voice)
Jules Poisson Jules Poisson ... Un copain d'Alan (voice)
Simon Rozenfeld ... Un copain d'Alan (voice) (as Simon Rosenfeld)
Samuel Vidal Samuel Vidal ... Un copain d'Alan (voice)
Edouard Prettet Edouard Prettet ... Le client desespéré (voice)
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Storyline

A family-run shop that sells everything you need to take your own life finds it hard to focus on business after a new baby -- one who makes everyone around him happy -- is born into the family.

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Country:

France | Canada | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 September 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Each character in the Tuvache family has a first name referring to a famous suicide (or alleged one): Mishima (Yukio), Lucrèce (Lucretia), Vincent (van Gogh), Marilyn (Monroe) and Alan (Turing). See more »

Quotes

Lucrèce Tuvache: Life is appalling. But we must fight.
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Crazy Credits

The text lines of the credits are animated and commit suicide in different ways, e.g. by using a capital F as a pistol. See more »

Connections

References Le Film de les Nuls (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Y a d'la Joie !
Music by Charles Trenet and Michel Emer
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
© Editions Raoul BRETON
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Utterly disappointing.
25 October 2014 | by voyou-703-655350See all my reviews

This is not one of P.Leconte great films. The subject and poster are attractive, but the delivery is a complete let down to me.

The story itself doesn't make any sense. The way the shop is presented, it is nothing more than a place where to buy weapons. Selling ropes, poisons and guns with only one bullet doesn't cut it. The shop isn't even secret. By the way, many of the customers should be murderers, but we don't see any. The son's joy is feared as it might cause a loss of customers, but it never does... Big lack of imagination in the general design.

All this could be forgiven if balanced with small ideas, but there are very few of those, and most of them are deja vu. Suicide is illegal in public places, like in the comics Judge Dredd from the 70s. The family owes a lot to the Addams: the look of the father, the longing for death of almost all members...

The humour falls flat. No grief or sadness is ever felt. Poetry is absent. The animation is average. And they sing, awful songs, like in a Disney product. If you're going to make a musical, you have to come up with a good score. Just compare what they wrote with the Charles Trenet's classic used in the starting credits. Yuck !


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