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NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY

(2008)
93 mins | Strong Female Leads |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova Scotia14A
P.E.I.14A
New Brunswick14A
QuebecG
Ontario14A
Manitoba14A
SaskatchewanPG
AlbertaNR
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest TerritoriesNR
NunavutNR
YukonPG

Director: Charles Officer

Writer(s): Charles Officer, Ingrid Veninger

Star(s): Clark Johnson, Karen LeBlanc, Daniel J. Gordon

Synopsis:

Jude (LeBlanc) is a nurse and single mom struggling with health issues while trying to raise her son, Ciel (Gordon). Ciel is a dreamy 12-year-old boy who loves music, magic and, of course, his mother. Silence (Johnson) is a middle-aged boxer who lands in Jude’s hospital after an illegal fight. Down on his luck but trying to turn his life around, Silence is lost until he meets Jude.

As Jude’s illness becomes more serious, Ciel learns to trust Silence, a new source of strength in their small, tight-knit family.

Nurse.Fighter.Boy is a…gem of a movie.”
— Liz Braun, Sun Media

  • ESL
  • Staff Pick

About the Director

Charles Officer

Actor, writer and filmmaker Officer’s first feature, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, was nominated for 10 Genies, winning one. Mighty Jerome was his first documentary. Most recently, Officer directed the docs The Skin We’re In and Unarmed Verses, which won the Best Canadian Feature Documentary at Hot Docs 2017.

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Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Media - 9, 10, 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • English Language with French Dubbing

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