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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Jean-Marc Leblanc
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Sylvie Cormier-LeBlanc
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Carole Bigras-Bourque
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Le prince chantant
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La comtesse Béatrice de Savoie
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Rosalie Julien ...
La vilaine lesbienne
Camille Léonard Rioux ...
Mégane Cormier-Leblanc
Didier Lucien ...
William Chérubin
Kimberly St-Pierre King ...
Coralie Cormier-Leblanc (as Kimberly St-Pierre-King)
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Le supérieur médiat
Pierre Curzi ...
Pierre
Paule Baillargeon ...
La dame à la minerve
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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Features L'odyssée d'Alice Tremblay (2002) See more »

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La Barque du père
Lyrics by Denys Arcand and music by Michel Rivard
Performed by Michel Rivard and Marie-Michèle Desrosiers
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Depression in images and words
5 April 2010 | by (Gatineau, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is well described with one word: "depression". The whole atmosphere of the film is just depressive, melancholic, sadistic, boring and senseless. Everything is grey, everyone is unhappy, everything is going wrong. Concerning the atmosphere, the director and main actor did a great job, without any doubt, but who wants to see a movie that shows just a negative sense of the life and a pseudo-critical family or society portrait? You have not any fun by watching this movie, but if you want to feel down and depressive, go for it, but watch it alone, because it could destroy the atmosphere of a movie night with some friends.


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