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1:54

1:54

FEATURE FILM 106'
Drama

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1:54 is a psychological thriller about a high school student who is pushed to the edge because of the pressure he endures.
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Directed by

Yan England Oscar Academy Award Nominee for his short film “Henry”

Starring

Antoine Olivier Pilon (Mommy)
Sophie Nélisse (Professor Lazhar, The Book Thief)
Lou-Pascal Tremblay
David Boutin
Robert Naylor
Guillaume Gauthier
Irdens Exantus

Production

Denise Robert, Diane England

2016 / Original language: French / Color / 1.85 / 5.1 / available in hd & 2k

At the age of 16, Tim is an intelligent but shy young man gifted with a natural athletic ability for running. However, the last four years have been tough on him because of Jeff and his crew. In his last year of high school, Tim is sick and tired of feeling like a loser, and wants to shine for once. He decides to stand up to Jeff by dethroning him in the 800 m championship, the event Jeff is known for in school. But behind the competition and rivalry, a secret is wreaking havoc. To Pierre, his father, who is trying to understand what’s going on, and to Mr. Sullivan, his running coach, who tries to help him, Tim says, “There are only two ways to solve your problems. Either you shut up and do absolutely nothing. Or you shut up and take care of it yourself. I choose option two.”

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ANGOULEME FRENCH-LANGUAGE FILM FESTIVAL
Best Actor and Students Jury Prize



FESTIVAL DE QUEBEC FILM FESTIVAL



NAMUR INTERNATIONAL FRENCH-LANGUAGE FILM FESTIVAL (FIFF)
Junior Jury Prize

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILIM FESTIVAL (VIFF)



BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL



CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


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“Well-performed feature debut”
The Hollywood Reporter



France

"A poignant film"
Le Figaro Etudiant

"Remarkable filmmaking"
RTL

"No one portrays youth like 1:54"
Le Journal des Femmes.com

"A film to "open up the dialogue"
France 3 "JT"

"A very lovely film"
BFM TV

"A much-needed work"
"Made with agonizing efficiency"
"A lovely lesson about getting along"
Paris Match

"A tough, powerful first feature film by Yan England!"
Ecran Noir

"A subtle drama on school bullying"
Studio Cinelive

"A really extraordinary film. Run out to see it!"
"A must-see film"
France Inter

"A very strong, efficient film. A real triumph."
TV5 Monde

"A very realistic film, without being overdramatic"
Journal du Dimanche

"1 :54 takes on a serious and powerful subject of society"
Version Femina

"1 :54 makes you tremble"
Elle

"A film for the public good"
L’Etudiant

"Captivating from beginning to end"
"Run out to see it"
"Tough, uncompromising and direct"
Figaro Magazine

"A subtle drama about school bullying"
Express

"A drama with a solid performance from the star of Mommy"
A Nous Paris

"A beautiful film full of suspense"
Le canard enchainé

"A remarkable first feature"
Le Figaro

"1 :54 gets you in the gut"
Le Parisien





Belgique

"Yan England hits hard, real hard"
Bruxelles Bondy Blog




Québec

"A film that packs a punch"
"Yan England shows intimidation in a spectacular and troubling way"
Le Journal de Québec

"Striking realism that avoids moralizing"
Journal de Montréal

"Touching, striking, troubling"
TVA "Salut Bonjour"

"A psychological thriller that packs a punch"
"You should run out to see this film"
TVQC

"A striking film, often moving"
La Presse

"Shocking and masterful film"
"This film holds its weight with a finesse of psychological exploration whose mastery we applaud"
"Solid casting, suspense, relentless action"
Le Devoir

"Film with a striking message. Clever use of suspense. Energetic directing. Solid."
Mediafilm

"A touching and troubling film, solid casting"
Marie Christine Prouly - SALUT BONJOUR

"A striking and incredibly efficient drama"
Eric Moreault - LE SOLEIL

"Overwhelmingly realistic! The actors are fabulous."
Marie Andrée Poulin

"The film 1:54 is a must-see!"
Mario Asselin - JOURNAL DE QUEBEC

"1:54 is a film absolutely everyone should see"
Annie Soleil Proteau

"A beautifully and painfully important film"
Isabelle Adjani

"Necessary and deeply moving"
Marie-Soleil Dion

"A powerful first feature film for Yan England"
Caroline Fortin - CHATELAINE

"An incredible film that showcases Antoine Olivier Pilon's great talent"
René Homier-Roy - ICI RADIO-CANADA PREMIERE

"Essential and striking. Antoine Olivier Pilon is truly extraordinary"
Herby Moreau

"A great film, brilliantly performed"
Elizabeth Lepage-Boily - CINOCHE.COM

"A must-see this year"
Zoé Desborough - LA FABRIQUE CREPUE

"Deeply moving"
Dominic Arpin

"Powerful and necessary"
Vanessa Pilon