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The Company of Strangers ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB519853
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  David Wilson, Colin Neale, Rina Fraticelli, Peter Katadotis
Directors:  Cynthia Scott
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Arts, Family Studies/Home Economics, Fiction, Health and Medicine, Language Arts, Seniors, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1990
Running Time:  100:40


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A bus breaks down in the wilderness. Eight elderly women, average age 71, are stranded at a deserted farmhouse. The have only their wits, their memories, and eventually some roasted frogs' legs, to sustain them. Through the long days and nights this remarkable group of strangers share their life stories and exchange intimate thoughts; turning the crisis into a magical time of humour and spirit. Featuring non-professional actors and spontaneous dialogue, this memorable film dissolves the barrier between fiction and reality, weaving a heartwarming tale of friendship and courage.



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