The Suicide Shop

Genre:  Animation, Comedy, Musical
Running Time:  79 min.
Release Date: November 30, 2012 - Toronto - November 30, 2012 - Toronto
DVD: March 12, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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Cast: Bernard Alane, Isabelle Spade, Kacey Mottet Klein, Isabelle Giami, Laurent Gendron, Pierre-François Martin-Laval


Le magasin des suicides (The Suicide Shop), a morbid version of a conventional pharmacy, has been the Tuvache family business since 1854. The store is stocked with rusty razor blades, nooses, swords and poison. Anyone who needs help ending their lives can get help from the Tuvaches.

But when little Alan Tuvache is born, he's a boy who likes to look on the bright side. Compared to his morbid parents and sad-sack siblings, Alan is a cheerful optimist, which makes him an utter disgrace to the family name. Alan's father Mishima tries to turn the boy around by giving him cigarettes so he can start his way to an early grave.

Nothing helps—Alan's sunny disposition just doesn't seem to take to gloom and death. The family is at their wit's end. With a kid who has no desire for death, how will their business survive?

Adapted from Jean Teulé's novel, Le magasin des suicides (The Suicide Shop).

Director: Patrice Leconte
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): André Rouleau, Thomas Langmann, Emmanuel Montamat, Gilles Podesta
Screenplay: Patrice Leconte

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  • 5 stars "This is very entertaining for anyone who is partial to a bit of satire. Its entertaining from the first scene. The screenplay is brilliant, you are hooked from the start"