Mon Amie Max (1994)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - Canada, France  |  
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A woman looks for her lost son in this Canadian-French melodrama set in Quebec city. Marie-Alexandrine (nicknamed Max) has not been in this city for over 25 years. Max burst into the home of her former best friend and classmate at the Conservatoire de Musique, Catherine Mercier, a renowned concert pianist. The two are opposites. Max was the rebellious one, and Catherine the quiet one. They begin reminiscing and the film flashes back to their youth when both were 15 and had budding musical careers. Max's career is nipped when she tells her strong-willed mother that she is pregnant. Her mother forces Max to give her son up for adoption. Enraged, Max throws her life to the winds and runs away. Back in the present, she has returned to find her son. Catherine assists her. Denis, a garage mechanic who is searching for his mother who abandoned him when he was a baby assists them.



adoption, estrangement