No Quick Fix

No Quick Fix

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A revealing portrait of two young addicts, their life on the street and their despairing parents who find themselves powerless to save their children from the habit that is consuming them. As filmmaker Andrée Cazabon follows Cathy and Laurent for many months, recording their desperate drug-fuelled existence, she remembers her own life on the street. "My parents and I relived that horror," she says of her creative journey. But it was for all parents that she made this film. Cathy's and Laurent's parents live in a permanent state of bewildered anxiety and guilt. How can they avoid being totally destroyed by grief? How do they manage to carry on with their lives, in spite of everything? And how do they deal with a system that views them with suspicion? By grimly showing two children in the grip of a brutal addiction, No Quick Fix hopes to alleviate and identify some of the enormous pain endured by parents coping with an addicted child. In French with English subtitles.

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Credits
  • participation
    Marjolaine Coulombe
    Pierrette Martineau
    Cathy Coulombe
    Laurent B.
    Jean Cazabon
    Jo Ann Cazabon
  • director
    Andrée Cazabon
  • researcher
    Andrée Cazabon
  • writer
    Andrée Cazabon
  • picture editor
    Cathy Gulkin
  • cinematography
    Alfonso Maiorana
  • original music
    Onde Spirale
    Daniel Bouliane
    André Mongeon
  • sound editor
    Leopoldo Gutierrez
  • location sound
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
    André Boisvert
    Diane Carrière
  • narrator
    Patricia Rodriguez
    Philip Shepherd
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • associate producer
    Christian Medawar
  • producer
    Yves Bisaillon