"[Sonatine] is organized around three movements of roughly equal length: in the first, an adolescent, Chantal (Pascale Bussières), pursues an infatuation with a bus driver, taking the same ride every week until he loses his job; in the second, Louisette (Marcia Pilote) has run away from home but finds temporary affection from a monolingual Bulgarian sailor on a ship in the port; in the third, the two girls make a suicide pact and ride around the Metro with a placard proclaiming their intention."
-- Bill Marshall
Marshall, Bill. Quebec National Cinema. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001. (pp. 227-228)