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Orderers (1974)
"Les ordres" (original title)

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A fact-based account of ordinary citizens who found themselves arrested and imprisoned without charge for weeks during the October Crisis in 1970 Quebec.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hélène Loiselle ...
Marie Boudreau
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Clermont Boudreau
Guy Provost ...
Dr. Jean-Marie Beauchemin
Claude Gauthier ...
Louise Forestier ...
Claudette Dusseault
Louise Pratte ...
Louise Boudreau
Martine Pratte ...
Martine Boudreau
Monique Pratte ...
Monique Boudreau
Amulette Garneau ...
Mrs. Thibault, The Neighbour
Louise Latraverse ...
Claire Beauchemin
Sophie Clément ...
Ginette Lavoie
Esther Auger ...
Esther
Claire Richard ...
Mrs. Vezina
J. Léo Gagnon ...
The Grocer
José Rettino ...
The Foreman
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October 1970: Under the pretext of waging war against the terrorist group Front de libération du Québec, the Canadian Parliament passes the War Measures Act. The Police and the Army use it and try to break-up popular groups in the Province of Quebec. More than 400 people are arrested for what appears to be their social activities. No charges are ever filed against them. This is their story. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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CAD 260,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Official submission from Canada for the 1975 Academy Awards. See more »

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When Richard Lavoie is arrested, officers ask him his age and birthday. He answer he's 34 and born on January 31th, 1939. Since the events of the movie are all set in October/November 1970, he would only be 31. See more »

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Let me spell it out for you: C-R-A-P!!
19 July 2003 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This movie lasted 109 min. and already around 5 min. into it I was bored!! I really sat through 109 min. of just wanting something to happen, but nothing did. Maybe this movie is good for people interested in the event that took place in 1970, but as I knew nothing about it, it didn't appeal to me. I had hoped that a good ending would come in and save the movie, but I was let down there as well! I have seen loads of movies and have voted for over 370 movies here at IMDb, some of my favorites being "Schindler's list", "Limelight", "Breaking the waves", "Awakenings", "Fried green tomatoes", "The green mile", "Legends of the fall", "Saving private Ryan", etc., so it's not that I don't like this type of film (drama), on the contrary. I've started viewing more and more drama instead of just lame Hollywood blockbuster action flicks, but this movie was extremely boring and slow. It wasn't terrible, but REALLY bad! No more than 2 out of 10 from me!


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