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Continental, un film sans fusil (2007)

The lives of four people intertwine after the disappearance of a man who wanders into the forest.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie-Ginette Guay ...
Lucette Simoneau
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Marcel Beaudoin
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Chantal Lefebvre
Réal Bossé ...
Louis Girard
Pauline Martin ...
Nicole
Marie Brassard ...
Diane
Denis Houle ...
Denis
Gary Boudreault ...
Policier
Dominique Quesnel ...
Femme de chambre
Daniel Desputeau ...
Dentiste
Robert Reynaert ...
Paul Simoneau
Marika Lhoumeau ...
Jeune mère
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Conseillère financière
Bonfield Marcoux ...
Directeur des ressources humaines
Madeleine Péloquin ...
Caissière pharmacie
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Four people are affected by one man's disappearance: Lucette, his wife, who anxiously awaits his return; Louis, a young father whose relationship with his wife is going through confusing times; Chantal, a hotel receptionist who dreams of sharing her life with someone else; Marcel, an ex-gambler confronted by the realities of aging. Written by Anonymous

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31 August 2007 (Italy)  »

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Continental, a Film Without Guns  »

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CAD 2,100,000 (estimated)
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26 April 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Continental--un film sans fusil" has a character who's a night clerk in a exurban highway motor-hotel. "Do you get bored", she's asked. "I like it quiet." And similarly in this film of hotel rooms, houses, kitchens, teeth, dances, buses, things are tidy, it's "nice," even when there's a risk of being a bit wild. The police have nothing to report, don't call. What do you do when a baby is being goo-gooed and it starts to cry? When a bed is thumping in the next room? Everybody's getting older, and at the end of the subdivisions, where the bus line ends, there are woods.

The story, the widescreen framing by Sara Mishara, the dialogue maintain the aesthetic of reduction. Is this a Canadian aesthetic? Look up a painting from English Canada by Alex Colville called "Pacific," where there *is* a gun on a table, and also a ruler.

I can't by the way see the "sibling connections" someone else claims. There's one couple together, another that phones, a third that may get together again, some who may need life insurance, and people who go out to practice the Continental.

This is a perfect movie for what it is.


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