Borderline (2008 film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Directed by Lyne Charlebois
Produced by Roger Frappier
Luc Vandal
Written by Lyne Charlebois
Marie-Sissi Labrèche
Starring Isabelle Blais
Jean-Hugues Anglade
Angèle Coutu
Sylvie Drapeau
Laurence Carbonneau
Pierre-Luc Brillant
Marie-Chantal Perron
Antoine Bertrand
Hubert Proulx
Music by Benoît Jutras
Cinematography Steve Asselin
Edited by Yvann Thibaudeau
Max Films Productions
Distributed by TVA Films
Release date
  • February 8, 2008 (2008-02-08) (Canada)
Running time
110 minutes
Country Canada
Language French

Borderline is a 2008 Canadian film directed by Lyne Charlebois and co-written with Marie-Sissi Labrèche, based on her novels Borderline and La Brèche. It has won ten awards and one nomination.


Kiki (Isabelle Blais) has borderline personality disorder. She is a young student in literature at a university in Montreal who is lovesick. She takes refuge in alcohol and sex with anonymous strangers she picks up at a bar she frequents to forget her past; an unknown father, an institutionalized mother (Sylvie Drapeau), raised by her grandmother (Angèle Coutu), who is on the verge of death. But as she turns thirty, she meets her most painful love: herself.


Genie Award – Adapted Screenplay; Prix Jutra – Director, Best Actress (Blais), Best Supporting Actress (Coutu), Editing


  • Isabelle Blais as Kiki (20 & 30 years old)
  • Jean-Hugues Anglade as Tcheky
  • Angèle Coutu as Mémé
  • Sylvie Drapeau as Mère de Kiki / Kiki's Mother
  • Laurence Carbonneau as Kiki (10 years old)
  • Pierre-Luc Brillant as Mikael Robin
  • Marie-Chantal Perron as Caroline
  • Antoine Bertrand as Eric
  • Hubert Proulx as Antoine

External links[edit]