Question de Vie (1971)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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This short, bleak French-language drama is the first film by Canadian director Andre Theberge. The story concerns a young woman saddled with too many concerns and not enough means. She has been ill and has been given the job of sewing shirts as a means of recovery as well as a livelihood. Abandoned by her husband, she has three very young children to raise, and the combination of fatigue, worry, and just plain despair slowly send her over the brink.



abandonment, craziness, crisis, desperation, disease, family, fatigue, poverty