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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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Jean-Marc Leblanc
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Sylvie Léonard ...
Sylvie Cormier-LeBlanc
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Carole Bigras-Bourque
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Le jeune prince / Le prince chantant
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Béatrice de Savoie
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Karine Tendance
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William Chérubin
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Laurence Métivier
Jean-René Ouellet ...
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André Robitaille ...
Gilles Sansregret
Hugo Giroux ...
Thorvald
Christian Bégin ...
Le motivateur par le rire
Pierre Curzi ...
Pierre
Gilles Pelletier ...
Raymond Leclerc
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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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Days of Darkness  »

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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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Brilliant!!!
3 December 2009 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

If there is any hope for Canadian films it is in Quebec. Quebec filmmakers are not beholden to Hollywood, enslaved by its techniques or inclined to copy its product. This is an original, brilliantly conceived, masterfully shot and superbly performed film. I'm not sure whether it's satire, social commentary, comedy or perhaps a little of each. It's slightly reminiscent of Terry Gilliam's Brazil but it stands on its own as a powerful film with a thoughtful (if dark) message. The shame is that films of this quality are not seen in English Canada nor in the US outside the limited sphere of film festivals and fringe cinemas. Denys Arcand is a genius and it shows in this work. This film is what movie making is all about! Or should be.


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