Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  139 min.
Release Date: September 19, 2014 - Montréal - September 19, 2014 - Montreal
October 3 - Toronto
October 17 - Vancouver

DVD: March 17, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.75
based on 16 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Patrick Huard, Alexandre Goyette


In a fictional Canada, a new law allows distressed parents to abandon their troubled children to the hospital system. Diane “Die” Despres (Anne Dorval), a feisty single mother, has to pick up her teenage son Steve (Antoine-Olivier Pilon) from the institution where he lives, because he's hurt a smaller boy.

Steve, who has ADHD, is wild, yet charismatic. While she struggles to make ends meet and raise Steve with values, they meet Kyla, a mysterious neighbor who has trouble speaking after a traumatic incident. She's a former teacher and when Die asks for her help, she reluctantly agrees to homeschool Steve. Even so, Die has trouble with Steve, who has bouts of violent rage and she finally has to decide if she can continue to cope with him at home.

In French with English subtitles.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Quebec. The director and many of the actors are Canadian.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Xavier Dolan, Nancy Grant
Screenplay: Xavier Dolan

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  • 4 stars "Anne Dorval is always amazing. One of her best performances ever. A true masterpiece from Xavier Dolan."
  • 5 stars "Well done. Xavier Dolan the best!"