Sentenced to Life

Sentenced to Life

| 1 h 10 min

This feature documentary tells the story of Diane Charron, a young woman who began a life sentence behind bars in 1981 when she was entangled in a friend's act of revenge and ended up stabbing a stranger to death. She had just turned 19. The film follows the story of Diane's life, from her own testimony and that of corrections officers, prison caseworkers and psychiatrists. Many show remarkable sympathy and affection for a troubled woman whose early life was marked by abuse. Sentenced to life is a strong film that raises difficult questions about prisoners with mental health problems.

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Credits
  • director
    Marie Cadieux
  • producer
    Jacques Turgeon
    Jacques Ménard
  • participation
    Diane Charron
    Geneviève Ruest
    Claudine Savoie
    Dolorès Pichette
    René Forgues
    Louise Charrette
    Jeannine Petit
    Patzi Davidson
    Lori McDonald
    Kim Pate
    Gilles Chamberland
    Michel Darveau
    Liliane Aflalo
    Ginette Lafontaine
    Linda Tassé
    Marie-Claude Pouliot
    Marie-Sylvie Turgeon
    Diane Nadeau
    Diane Beaudoin
    Marilou Dufour
    Marie-Andrée Cyrenne
    Alexandre Nicole
    Denis Garceau
    Daniel Simard
    Marc-André Surprenant
    Georges Jaradeh
    Amélie Cornellier
    Yves Goulet
    Maude Borris
  • research
    Marie Cadieux
  • script
    Marie Cadieux
  • director of photography
    François Vincelette
  • director of photography - assistant
    Katerine Giguère
    Pierre Lachapelle
  • sound recordist
    Esther Auger
  • sound editor
    Esther Auger
  • editor
    Louise Dugal
  • assistant director
    Louise Giguère
  • assistant researcher
    Serge Dion
  • stills photographer
    François Vincelette
  • music composer
    Gaëtan Leboeuf
  • musician
    Annick Beauvais
    Geneviève Poulin
  • voice
    Virginie Dulude Trudel
  • narration
    Susan Glover
  • voice director
    Richard Dumond
  • online editor
    Sylvain Desbiens
    Denis Gathelier
  • mixer
    Serge Boivin
    Shelley Craig
  • digital editing technician
    Ochelle Greenidge
    Claude Chevalier
  • titles
    Louise Overy
  • 2D computer graphics
    Louise Overy
  • marketing officer
    Nicole Côté
  • administrator
    Johanne Dubuc
  • administrative team
    Colette Allain
    Katia Blanchard
    Brigitte Sénéchal
  • technical coordinator
    Marysol Moran
  • assistant to the producer
    Annick Huard
  • line producer
    Murielle Rioux-Poirier