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The Negro (2002)
"Le nèg'" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  5 May 2004 (France)
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In the middle of the night, in the Quebec countryside, all hell breaks loose as a black teenager is caught smashing a racially denigrating lawn ornament. Together the neighbours attend to ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Iannicko N'Doua-Légaré ...
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Taton
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Canard Plourde
Vincent Bilodeau ...
Garry Racine
Sandrine Bisson ...
Samantha
Jean-Guy Bouchard ...
Bertrand
Claude Despins ...
Jacques Plante
René-Daniel Dubois ...
Polo
Suzanne Lemoine ...
Josée
Béatrice Picard ...
Cedulie
Isabelle Vincent ...
Doctor
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Sylvio Archambault ...
Badaud
Dorothée Berryman ...
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Serge Bradet ...
Policier
Gaston Caron ...
Coroner
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In the middle of the night, in the Quebec countryside, all hell breaks loose as a black teenager is caught smashing a racially denigrating lawn ornament. Together the neighbours attend to justice against the vandal. Thorough the night there is mounting racism, fueled by alcohol, and violence. Le Nèg' opens the morning after when the police investigators arrive at the scene to take depositions. Written by Stephen Kirkham

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At the very end of the credits, as the screen turns black, a man's voice (probably director Robert Morin's) is heard saying "tourlou", French Canadian for "see ya". See more »

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Racism as a pretext
21 October 2002 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Robert Morin is mostly known for doing videos with the Coop Video de Montreal. His films are generally rude and free from esthetic conventions. With this new movie, Morin doesn't win is bet at all. Racism should be denounced, following his words, while the piece is mostly made of cursing words. Yet, a few characters, like the doctor, are truly funny. Count the detective on too. But otherwise, Le Neg' is superficial since it avoids the real questions about racism.

Honestly, it isn't with movies of that type that Quebec's cinema is going to make us proud. And those characters, while they may exist, are not representative of the average people. Fact is that in this province, every social group is in minority: French people compared to English Canadians, English Montrealers compared to French People and others compared to the two above... There would have been something much more intelligent to do about such a subject.


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