A Scream from silence = Mourir a tue-tete

Canada, 1979

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This feature film documents the rape and eventual suicide of Suzanne, a nurse whose physical and emotional health deteriorates beyond repair as a result of the violence inflicted on her. Images of ritual and mass rape reinforce the horror of this act of domination. In this docudrama drawn from case histories, the filmmaker explores social attitudes that cause women to feel guilty for being raped. It touches upon the physical, emotional, spiritual and legal aspects of this crime. Cast includes Luce Guillbeault, Germaine Houde, Michele Mercure. (Awards: Chicago; Houston.)



Anne-Claire Poirier


Anne-Claire Poirier

Jacques Gagne

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National Film Board of Canada





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