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Nurse.Fighter.Boy

trinidad+tobago film festival 2010 screening

Year 2008
Duration 93 minutes
Type Dramatic feature
Country Canada
Language English
Director(s) Charles Officer
Rating PG 14
Contact www.nursefighterboy.ca |charles.canesugar@gmail.com

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Jude is a widowed nurse, Jamaican by birth, living in Canada and battling sickle cell disease. Silence is a taciturn, ageing boxer who runs a gym for boys, and engages in illegal street fighting for money on the sly. And Ciel is Jude’s sensitive young son who, through his love of music, conjures for his mother lyrical dreams of a return to her native land.

When Silence enters Jude’s care after one of his fights the two fall in love, and Silence finds himself becoming a father figure to Ciel. Soon Jude’s illness takes a turn for the worse, and Silence becomes caught up in a potentially fatal dispute with a gangster. Yet when it appears that all is lost, fate intervenes—and Jude’s dream of going home to Jamaica is fulfilled in a way she could never have expected.

Trinidad & Tobago premiere

Awards: Best Actress, Atlantic Film Festival 2008; Best in World Cinema Audience Award, Sarasota Film Festival 2008; Audience Prize and Jury Citation, Feature Film, Mannheim Heidelberg Film Festival 2009

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Date: Tue 31 Aug, 2010
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