No Quick Fix

No Quick Fix

A revealing portrait of two young addicts, their life on the street and their despairing parents who find themselves powerless to save their children from the habit that is consuming them. As filmmaker Andrée Cazabon follows Cathy and Laurent for many months, recording their desperate drug-fuelled existence, she remembers her own life on the street. "My parents and I relived that horror," she says of her creative journey. But it was for all parents that she made this film. Cathy's and Laurent's parents live in a permanent state of bewildered anxiety and guilt. How can they avoid being totally destroyed by grief? How do they manage to carry on with their lives, in spite of everything? And how do they deal with a system that views them with suspicion? By grimly showing two children in the grip of a brutal addiction, No Quick Fix hopes to alleviate and identify some of the enormous pain endured by parents coping with an addicted child. In French with English subtitles.

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Credits
  • participation
    Marjolaine Coulombe
    Pierrette Martineau
    Cathy Coulombe
    Laurent B.
    Jean Cazabon
    Jo Ann Cazabon
  • director
    Andrée Cazabon
  • researcher
    Andrée Cazabon
  • writer
    Andrée Cazabon
  • co-writer
    Johanne Frégeau
  • assistant director
    Doris Lapierre
  • picture editor
    Cathy Gulkin
  • cinematography
    Alfonso Maiorana
  • additional cinematography
    Yves Beaudoin
    Luc Montpellier
  • original music
    Onde Spirale
    Daniel Bouliane
    André Mongeon
  • sound editor
    Leopoldo Gutierrez
  • location sound
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
    André Boisvert
    Diane Carrière
  • camera assistant
    Martin Gravel
    Filippo Viola
    Vincent Chimisso
    Laura Boston
  • lighting
    Steve Gallay
  • location manager
    Germain Bonneau
  • post-production co-ordinator
    Marysol Moran
  • assistant editor
    Désirée Marshall
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
    Sylvain Desbiens
  • narrator
    Patricia Rodriguez
    Philip Shepherd
  • musician
    Daniel Bouliane
    Mario Gilbert
    Geneviève Johnston
    Eric Longsworth
    Ken Mahoney
    André Mongeon
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • administrative assistant
    André Tremblay
    Joanne Bélisle
  • title design
    Benoît Chagnon
  • translation
    Centre national du sous-titrage
  • subtitling
    Centre national du sous-titrage
  • administrator
    Françoise Dutan
  • associate producer
    Christian Medawar
  • producer
    Yves Bisaillon