The Necessities of Life
The Necessities of Life (2008)

An Inuit hunter being treated for tuberculosis in a Quebec sanatorium finds his weakening will to live suddenly reinvigorated after his nurse arranges for another young Inuit to be transferred to the same hospital. It's the early years… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 16, 2009
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Dan Kois
Washington Post

A well-acted but dreary drama of clashing cultures.

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Dominic Corry
Flicks.co.nz

This gorgeous and affecting drama makes a strong case for the simple restorative power of communication.

Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

Combines poignancy with realism for a touching yet not overly sentimental exploration of an Inuit man and boy's deep need for family and tradition in a Quebec TB ward.

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John Ballantine
A great bit of film making that truly makes one reflect on one's definition of civilization and the true society to bring out happiness.