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Sonatine (1984)

Two teenaged friends have separate difficult experiences that make the girls seriously consider suicide.


Micheline Lanctôt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascale Bussières ... Chantal
Marcia Pilote ... Louisette
Pierre F. Fauteux Pierre F. Fauteux ... Fernand (as Pierre Fauteux)
Kliment Denchev Kliment Denchev ... Bulgarian seaman (as Kliment Dentchev)
Ève Gagnier Ève Gagnier
Marc Gélinas
Pauline Lapointe
Jean Mathieu
Paul Savoie
Christian Platov Christian Platov
Boris Palankov Boris Palankov
Jani Pascal Jani Pascal
Jean-Jacques Bussières Jean-Jacques Bussières
Ghislaine Bussières Ghislaine Bussières
Pierre Giard Pierre Giard


Two teenaged friends have separate difficult experiences that make the girls seriously consider suicide.

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Release Date:

24 February 1984 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Sonatina See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


Box Office


CAD1,136,000 (estimated)
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-'Sonatine' a reçu le prix Génie (Canada) de la meilleure réalisation . See more »


Edited into La conquête du grand écran (1996) See more »

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Slow movement but Touching..
19 August 1999 | by maxloverSee all my reviews

Without selling you out on the punch.. this movie might seem slow moving at times. But after seeing what happens to the 2 girls you will give yourself a second look at the movie. Actor interpretations were simplistic. But the message is Extremely Clear. Pascale Bussières and Marcia Pilote show us how people can be so indifferent and it makes you realise that sometimes it is good to care for a perfect stranger and to not ignore your children

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