I've seen a short version of The Suicide Shop (Le magasin des Suicides) in a class, at college, during a presentation about suicide. So, when I saw it on Netflix as a feature, I decided to watch it (kind of) again.
Its title can keep people way, for sure. But it is curious how a movie about death, despair, suffering is so full of life. It is all because of Alan, one of the cutest character ever. He dares to challenge his family's script, and it is great to witness. The big but here are the songs, though. The drawings are great, bizarre, strong... but the songs. Not so good. But I was glad to see it in full. It is a nice story about the familiar curse that we can carry for ages without noticing, until an amazing kid as Alan show us that there's in fact other ways.
|Le Magasin des Suicides. Directed by Patrice Leconte. With: Bernard Alane,|
Kacey Mottet Klein, Isabelle Giami. Writers: Patrice Leconte from the
novel by Jean Telé. France/Canada/Belgium, 2012, 79 min., Dolby Digital,