A dramatization of the infamous Canadian terrorist abduction & murder of a government minister by a cell of The Quebec Liberation Front.

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Hugo Dubé ...
Le Gros
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Felquiste
Pierre Rivard ...
Felquiste
Denis Trudel ...
Felquiste
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Julie Castonguay ...
Louise
Raymond Leriche ...
Marcel
Gilles Marsolais ...
Henri
Denise Gagnon ...
Waitress
Richard Barrette ...
Client
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Ti-Casse
Yvel Champagne ...
Femme d'Henri
Jules Falardeau ...
Jules
Jean Falardeau ...
Livreur B.B.Q.
Hélène Falardeau ...
La petite Hélene
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In October 1970, one group from the Front de Liberation du Quebec kidnapped the British Consul in Montreal. Few days later, a second group did the same with one of the Minister of the Quebec Government. If the first was released, the second was murdered. This is the story of the second group from the stand point of the political kidnappers. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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30 September 1994 (Canada)  »

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Pierre Falardeau: The homeless man up the stairs in the second subway station scene. See more »

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Slow - paced, but very interesting
23 February 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

First off this movie as to be taken for what it is worth - A historical reconstruction of what might of happen to the four men who kidnapped Pierre Laporte, Ministère du Travail in the cabinet of Robert Bourassa's provincial liberal government in Quebec.

Once that this is taken into consideration, the movie can really be enjoyed. It really differs from any political statements or supposedly "objective" journalist piece on this unforgivable event. What Pierre Falardeau was going for here was to demonstrate the psychological nightmare that these five men went through during that ordeal. This movie is not a historical reconstruction of the events of the October Crisis, and although Falardeau - a personal friend of Francis Simard, one of the kidnappers- is a well-known supporter of Quebec's independence movement, he does not glorify at all what these men did - nor does he criticize it. That's what makes the beauty of this film: Its neutrality in the portrayal of the ordeal. The ordeal is not presented politically, economically, and socially; it is presented in a confined, at times claustrophobic atmosphere. And again, it is about the men involved and how unbearable it must have been in that house. And that fact, i feel is extremely well demonstrated.

Most, if not all, of the movies or documentaries on this event are obviously subjective. The goal of this film is to try and make your feel what dose people must have felt- and that is a very interesting and refreshing take on the event.


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