Mario (film)

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Directed by Jean Beaudin
Produced by Jean Beaudin
Jacques Bobet
Hélène Verrier
Written by Jean Beaudin
Arlette Dion
Jacques Paris
Starring Xavier Norman Petermann
Francis Reddy
Narrated by Dave Kitson
Music by François Dompierre
Cinematography Pierre Mignot
Thomas Vámos
Edited by Werner Nold
Distributed by Cinema International Canada
Release date
  • August 22, 1984 (1984-08-22)
Running time
98 minutes
Country Canada
Language French
Budget $ 2,000,000 (estimated)

Mario is a 1984 Quebec drama film, set in the Magdalen Islands, directed by Jean Beaudin and produced by the National Film Board of Canada.[1]


Mario (Petermann) is a 10-year-old autistic boy who is mute and hard of hearing. He has an 18-year-old brother whom he admires greatly. One day, Simon (Reddy) becomes involved with a woman and, as a result, their relationship becomes strained. Mario finds himself without his brother and his parents who are always watching over their island during the tourist season.


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  1. ^ "Mario". Collection. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 

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