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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie-Ginette Guay ...
Lucette Simoneau
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Marcel Beaudoin
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Chantal Lefebvre
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Louis Girard
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Nicole
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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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Il a fallu plus de 25 ans à Marie-Ginette Guay pour décrocher un rôle principal dans un long métrage. Depuis sa sortie du Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Québec, en 1980, la directrice artistique du Périscope a fait presque exclusivement carrière sur les planches de la capitale. Aussi, Continental, un film sans fusil représente pour elle un cadeau inespéré. See more »

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Having fun where the buses don't run
16 October 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Black-haired, big-eyed, lithe-limbed, soft-spoken and kind at heart: Chantal is all a world-weary road warrior might be looking for and more. Pardon my agitation, but I just fell totally in love with Fanny Mallette, the French-Canadian actress who plays Chantal, the night-shift receptionist at the roadside hotel that is the quiet center of "Continental". But worry not: she is only one of many attractions in this melancholic movie. Outrageously sad and strange as the events we witness may seem, in total they ring surprisingly true and closely resemble that greatest miracle of all: so-called real life. There is very little dialog, but you don't really miss it. Rookie director Stéphane Lafleur is so good at setting the mood with lights, camera, and action that his script works almost without words. I keep wondering though whether the eerie sound that marks both the beginning and the end of this episodic film is a ring tone imitating a night owl, or a night owl imitating a ring tone.


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