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45 Ratings

The Necessities of Life

Ce qu'il faut pour vivre

Directed by Benoît Pilon
Canada, 2008


In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, he becomes despondent.

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The Necessities of Life Directed by Benoît Pilon

Awards & Festivals

Montréal World Film Festival

2008 | 3 wins including: Most Popular Canadian Feature Film

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2010 | Nominee: Best Canadian Film

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2009 | Winner: Best Actor in a Canadian Film

Genie Awards

2009 | 4 wins including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

2009 | 4 nominations including: Best Motion Picture

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