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Suzie

Directed by Micheline Lanctôt
Canada, 2009 (fiction, 94 minutes, colour, French)

Film Description:
"Suzie, 58, lost her daughter when the girl was kidnapped by her North African father. Twenty years later, now a recluse and insomniac who drives a night taxi, Suzie has lost all hope of finding Myriam. One Hallowe'en, in the taxi, a young woman abandons her 10-year-old boy with an address and $50. After Suzie finds the parents, that seem incapable of looking after their autistic son, she decides to take care of him herself. But, once at the airport, the boy has a seizure and Suzie is forced to abandon her plans and return the boy to his parents. Loneliness engulfs Suzie once again, but not for long, because Myriam is trying to find her."
-- Telefilm Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Micheline Lanctôt
Produced by: André Gagnon
Principal Cast: Caroline Bouchard, Pascale Bussières, Jean-Marc Dalpé, Normand Daneau, Xavier Dolan, Melissa Flynn, Suzanne Garceau, Gabriel Gaudreault, Marie-Yong Godbout-Turgeon, Artur Gorishti, Matt Holland, Lulu Hughes, Fayolle Jean, Micheline Lanctôt, Yvette Thuot, Nanette Workman
Cinematography: François Dutil
Film Editing: Aube Foglia
Music: Claude Challe, François Lanctôt
Production Company: Lycaon Pictus
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Quote by the Director [in French]

"Le thème général du film [Suzie], c'est la marginalisation. Il y a deux personnages rejetés : l'enfant, parce qu'il est étrange, et Suzie, parce qu'elle est âgée. Ces deux personnages sont mutiques."
-- Micheline Lanctôt (source)

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