On Christmas eve a journalist witnesses a theft in a mall and then tracks one of the thieves to later be taken as his hostage in the radio station he works for.

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Marcel Leboeuf ...
Gerard Crepeau
Denis Bouchard ...
Louis-Philippe Trepanier
Claude Blanchard ...
Pouliot
Guy Thauvette ...
Normand Crepeau
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Radio Station Manager
Raymond Legault
Pipo Gagnon
Serge Thériault
Monique Spaziani
Sylvie Ferlatte ...
Nicole
Pierre McNicoll
Micheline Bernard
Kim Yaroshevskaya
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On Christmas eve a journalist witnesses a theft in a mall and then tracks one of the thieves to later be taken as his hostage in the radio station he works for.

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Un duel sans pitie

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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31 August 1990 (Canada)  »

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Blizzard  »

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CAD 279,654 (Canada)
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A touching movie
25 April 2003 | by (Montréal, Québec) – See all my reviews

"Rafales" is clearly a very interesting movie when it comes to realization and acting. Even with the lack of plausibility of some elements of the story, the actors were able to do a surprisingly good job. They are so convincing that it is difficult not to feel their emotions, not to think the guy could effectively be your next door neighbor, as one mentions in the movie.

The story takes a whole different meaning with the last speech, in a scene filled with strange expectation and irony. The directors also made sure the movie didn't turn to bathos: it could have easily gone that way but they had a good control of the intensity that makes the movie harrowing.

The short appearance of Kim Yaroshevskaya is especially touching and the tribute to Québec's winters is excellent (the title of the movie is really well chosen and has two meanings).


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