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THE HIGH COST OF LIVING

(2010)
92 mins | Strong Female Leads |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandG
Nova Scotia14
P.E.I.14
New Brunswick14
QuebecG
Ontario14A
Manitoba14A
SaskatchewanG
Alberta14A
British ColumbiaG
Northwest Territories14A
Nunavut14A
YukonG

Director: Deborah Chow

Writer(s): Deborah Chow

Star(s): Braff, Isabelle Blais, Patrick Labbé

Synopsis:

When Henry (Braff) makes a wrong turn and runs his car into Nathalie (Blais), he’s horrified by what he’s done. A drug dealer who’s terrified of being found by the police, Henry takes off, leaving Nathalie — eight months pregnant and unconscious — lying in the street.

In the days to come, Henry is overcome by guilt and sets out to find 
the woman he hit. Her life nearly destroyed by the accident, Nathalie needs a friend, and ends up finding one in the compassionate and charming Henry. Slowly, Nathalie comes out of her shell and starts to rebuild her life.

As their unlikely relationship develops, Henry must work hard to conceal his real identity and keep the truth from ruining his new friendship.

  • Mature 11-12

About the Director

Deborah Chow

Toronto-born Chow’s short films Daypass and The Hill played numerous festivals and were broadcast worldwide. The High Cost of Living won Best Canadian First Feature at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. She directed an adaptation of the popular 1979 novel Flowers in the Attic, and is in pre-production on The Possibility of Fireflies.

THE HIGH COST OF LIVING

Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • French - 11, 12
  • Philosophy - 11, 12
  • Social Science - 11, 12

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