The Suicide Shop

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Master filmmaker Patrice Leconte (Monsieur Hire) makes a startling and unforgettable departure from his previous work with this whimsical animated musical about a family business offering certain special “end-of-life” services. Rather than succumbing to a purely mordant perspective, the movie switches course and mood, driven by the family’s perpetually happy child whom they can’t control. Based on the novel by Jean Teule and featuring the voices of Bernard Alane, Isabelle Space, Kacey Mottet Klein, Isabelle Giami and Laurent Gendron. (Dir. by Patrice Leconte, 2012, France, in French with subtitles, 79 mins., Not Rated) Digital