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  (in credits order)

Elise Guilbault ... Jeanne

Patrick Drolet ... François
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie-Josée Bastien ... Bénévole refuge
Claude Binet ... M. Tremblay
Luc Bourgeois ... Urgentologue
Lise Castonguay ... Thérèse
Richard Champagne ... Agent de sécurité
Pierre Collin ... Prêtre confident
Benoît Dagenais ... Docteur Langlais

Stéphane Demers ... Mari de Lise
Raoul Desmeules ... Un aide
Muriel Dutil ... Mère de Jeanne
Denise Gagnon ... Grand-mère
Amélie Grenier ... Femme du refuge
Éveline Gélinas ... Jeune mère qui témoigne
Paul Hébert ... Prêtre qui bénit
Bonfield Marcoux ... Curé du village
Guillaume Meloche ... Patient urgence
Isabelle Pastena ... Femme du refuge
Micheline Poitras ... Femme du refuge
Lyne Riel ... Femme du refuge
Isabelle Roy ... Lise
Paul Savoie ... Mari de Jeanne
Michelle Sirois ... Infirmière urgence (as Michèle Sirois)
Jean-François Sénécal ... Agent de sécurité
Diane Verreault ... Ambulancier
Ghislaine Vincent ... Madame Filion

Directed by
Bernard Émond 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bernard Émond 

Produced by
Nicole Hilaréguy .... line producer
Bernadette Payeur .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Marcel Lepage  (as Robert M. Lepage)
Cinematography by
Jean-Claude Labrecque 
Film Editing by
Louise Coté 
Casting by
Marie-Jan Seille 
Production Design by
Gaudeline Sauriol 
Set Decoration by
Louise Pilon 
Costume Design by
Sophie Lefebvre 
Makeup Department
Brigitte Bilodeau .... makeup artist
Djina Caron .... key makeup artist
Daniel Jacob .... key hair stylist
Rock Poitras .... hair stylist
Pierre Saindon .... makeup artist
Production Management
Pierre Allard .... production manager
Laurent Communaux .... unit manager
Chantal Marcotte .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yanick DiVito .... third assistant director
Simon Dugas .... third assistant director
Fanny Hudon .... second assistant director
Catherine Lachance .... third assistant director
Francine Langlois .... first assistant director
Jeanne Leblanc .... third assistant director
Art Department
Josée Arsenault .... assistant set decorator
Christian Corvellec .... key painter
Elise de Blois .... props
Martin Dupré .... assistant property master
René Forest .... property master
Audrey Harvey .... painter
René Morin .... scenic technician
Suzanne Simard .... art department coordinator
Claude Tremblay .... construction coordinator
Christian Wolput .... scenic technician
Sound Department
Martin Allard .... sound
Daniel Bisson .... foley recordist
Monique Bisson .... assistant dialogue editor
Arun Blake .... assistant sound editor
Gregory Bolduc .... assistant sound mixer (as Grégory Bolduc)
Luc Boudrias .... sound re-recording mixer
Hugo Brochu .... sound
Marcel Chouinard .... sound
Jérôme Décarie .... foley artist
Nicolas Gagnon .... foley assistant
Henry Godding Jr. .... adr recordist
Clovis Gouaillier .... sound mixer
François Guérin .... boom operator
Hans Laitres .... assistant sound mixer
Claude Lajeunesse .... adr editor
Patrick Lalonde .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Marie-Eve Livernoche .... assistant sound editor
Marie-Eve Livernoche .... dialogue editor
Jacques Plante .... adr supervisor
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Auclair .... key grip
Yvan Brunet .... first assistant camera
Nicholas D'Annunzio .... grip (as Nicolas D'Annunzio)
Pierre Dury .... still photographer
Samuel Eusanio .... grip
Luc Gosselin .... electrician
Laurent Alexis Guertin .... second assistant camera
Olivier Hetu .... electrician (as Olivier Hétu)
Patrice Houx .... gaffer
Pierre Malo .... electrician
Serge Raymond .... best boy electric
Marc-André Thibeault .... best boy grip (as Marc-André Thibault)
James Zubilewich .... grip
Casting Department
Julie Breton .... extras casting
Paul Cauffopé .... casting: Québec
Marie-Jan Seille .... casting: Montréal
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie-Etienne Bessette .... costume assistant
Véronique Gagnon .... wardrobe
Alice Mayeux .... wardrobe
Martin Tarte .... costumer
Andrée Tremblay .... cutter
Renée Tremblay .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Claudine Blain .... negative cutter
Mathieu Bélanger .... assistant editor
Sylvain Marleau .... color timer
Location Management
Melanie Lessard .... location manager
Linda Torino Tondreau .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Bernard Grenon .... music recordist
Robert Langlois .... music mixer
Transportation Department
Benoit Hurteau .... transportation coordinator
Guillaume Perreault .... transportation coordinator
Michel Perreault .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Guy Aumond .... production accountant
Suzie Bernier .... production assistant
Andrée Bouvier .... production coordinator
Thérèse Bérubé .... script supervisor
Yves Clément .... title designer
Marie-Christine D'Amours .... production secretary
Lise Dagenais .... title designer
Judith Dubeau .... unit publicist
Charlene Hodge .... accounting assistant
Jacques Plante .... adr director
Danny Turgeon .... key production assistant

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Also Known As:
"La neuvaine" - Canada (original title)
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Canada:97 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Definitely worth a viewing or two, 13 August 2007
Author: from Lévis, Québec Canada

I saw this film about a year ago, and I found it very good. Not because of the action, but because of the introspection it causes. Élise Guilbert was outstanding in her role, as was Patrick Drolet. Bernard Émond didn't make a movie for a specific demographic, which is becoming more and more common even here, he wrote a movie about something that matters to him. Even though he is an admitted atheist, his movie revolves around the first of the three theological virtues, that of faith, and how it can be misplaced, misjudged, and yet so ingrained in our heritage.

The movie didn't try to play on clichés, nor did it try to explain and justify everything. It simply tells a good story, and Élise Guilbert will be back in the third film of the triptychch, the second one, CONTRE TOUTE ESPÉRANCE, is coming out on August 17th, and deals with Hope. I look forward to seeing it.

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