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L'âge des ténèbres (2007)

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 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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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 »

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Spoofs Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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Du Moment Qu'on Aime
(from "Zemire et Azor")
Music by André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (uncredited) and French text by Jean François Marmontel (uncredited)
Performed by Rufus Wainwright
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This movie exposes everything wrong in Quebec.
20 June 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is not a rip off of American Beauty, but a rip off of Montreal.

The government of Quebec must make this movie mandatory to every immigrant before coming to Quebec because everything in it is 100% true. Our hospitals are horrible and inadequate filled with incompetent doctors, the elderly are treated very badly in nursing homes, the government wastes money in everything but efficiency, less and less people are getting married and affairs are the norm, our laws are retarded and city itself is riddled with depression. sex and alcohol. Our suicidal rates are one the highest and if you don't day dream about an escape, your already dead inside.


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