Days of Darkness (2007)
"L'âge des ténèbres" (original title)

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Jean-Marc Leblanc (Labrèche), a desperate civil servant, escapes reality as we all know it, to imagine himself as the hero in imaginary adventures.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Marc Leblanc
Véronica Star
Sylvie Léonard ...
Sylvie Cormier-LeBlanc
Carole Bigras-Bourque
Le jeune prince / Le prince chantant
Béatrice de Savoie
Karine Tendance
Didier Lucien ...
William Chérubin
Rosalie Julien ...
Laurence Métivier
Jean-René Ouellet ...
Policier / St-Bernard de Clairvaux
André Robitaille ...
Gilles Sansregret
Hugo Giroux ...
Christian Bégin ...
Le motivateur par le rire
Pierre Curzi ...
Gilles Pelletier ...
Raymond Leclerc


Jean-Marc is a man without qualities living in times that are out of joint. His wife and children ignore him; he's a mid-level civil servant in Montreal doing his job without care. He has an active imagination of sexual conquest, but his only real feelings come when he visits his aged mother, whose health is failing. When his wife leaves abruptly to work in Toronto, Jean-Marc sets out to reorder things with his daughters, his social life, and at work. In a world that at best is a farce, does he stand a chance? Written by <>

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26 September 2007 (France)  »

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Canada's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »


References Tout le monde en parle (1998) See more »

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Extremely entertaining black/dark comedy
30 November 2008 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

Saw this recently at the Canadian film festival.

I was expecting to be let down by this film (as Arcand set the bar very high with his previous films. However I was pleasantly surprised and found this to be very, very entertaining.

With the opening shower scene and the fact that his wife is a real estate agent there are obvious comparisons to American Beauty.

Ulimately I think Arcand covers more ground in his film and you can't help but laugh at his very dark and also very accurate observations on modern life in a big city.

From ridiculous government bureaucracy to disconnection through mobile phones and MP3 players, speed dating and relationships in general Arcand is dead on.

I guess the only thing I didn't quite agree with was the notion of moving to the country house away from the city and it's craziness and everything will be just fine.

I guess it is ultimately sad that this is a pretty accurate depiction of modern society in many western countries right now. The level of disconnection among people is both sad and and frustrating.

But I loved the honesty in the film and found it extremely entertaining and much funnier than his other films.

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