"A co-production with France, La position de l'escargot (1998) tells the story of Myriam (Mirella Tomassini), a young woman of Tunisian-Jewish origin who works as an interpreter for the immigration services in Montreal. The film's examination of the relationsips between fixity and flow, appartenance, and partance are structured around the unexpected return of Myriam's father Dédé (Victor Lanoux), who had left his family twenty years before."
-- Bill Marshall
Marshall, Bill. Quebec National Cinema. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001. (p. 282)