The High Cost of Living

Release April 22, 2011 (Limited)
Cast Zach Braff, Isabelle Blais, Patrick Labbé, Patrick Lo
Director Deborah Chow
Writer Deborah Chow
Genres Drama
Studio KinoSmith
Length 93 mins.

Synopsis

It starts with an accident. Henry (Zach Braff) makes a wrong turn and crashes into Nathalie (Isabelle Blais). In a fit of panic, and over the legal limit, he cuts and runs, leaving Nathalie lying in the street, unconscious, bleeding and eight months pregnant. She wakes up in the hospital only to find her bright future destroyed and the baby she is still carrying dead. Her husband, Michel (Patrick Labbe) is too unnerved and emotionally bereft to deal with the tragedy.

As her live unravels, she stumbles across Henry—who has been searching for his victim. Unaware of what he has done, Nathalie sees him as an unlikely guardian angel, everything Michel is not—compassionate, charming and a little crazy. She finds a welcome relief in the tall, rumpled stranger that seems only too willing to offer her refuge.

But Henry has his own problems. His past misdeeds are catching up, and he soon discovers that the police are steadily closing in. The inevitable collision will force both Henry and Nathalie to confront loss, labor and life, and to ultimately decide whether the cost of living is worth the price.

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