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Through the Mist (2009)
"Dédé, à travers les brumes" (original title)

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The year it took Dede Fortin to write and record "Dehors Novembre" is revisited in this doc. Swinging between crippling despair and fervent creativity, the past that haunted Fortin until ... See full summary »

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André 'Dédé' Fortin
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Mike
Dimitri Storoge ...
Pat
Bénédicte Décary ...
Nicole
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Vander
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Cha Cha
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Sophie
Louis Saia ...
Raymond, Dédé's agent
Yan Rompré ...
Serge
Jonathan Charbonneau ...
Jimmy Bourgoing
Mathieu Handfield ...
Éric
Marie-Laurence Moreau ...
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The year it took Dede Fortin to write and record "Dehors Novembre" is revisited in this doc. Swinging between crippling despair and fervent creativity, the past that haunted Fortin until his death lingers throughout, and serves as a poignant grace note for the creation of the band's last album. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Angst of Creation
15 March 2009 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

A movie about artistic creation, friendship, heartbreak, and the circle of life. As a fan of the Colocs, I was able to overcome some bad editing in the first half, and some overall scripting problems. The final effect is that of a great story about yet another doomed idealist artist. What really stood out for me was the very above average performances of the three main actors Dédé, Pat and Mike. The acting performances were eerily good.

As we are moved back in forth in time from recordings of the last album to flashbacks of the band's first years, we are permitted to enter the realm of creation and the emotions driving the written word.

I'm not sure non Coloc fans will enjoy the long bits, and technically the film could have been better. But it is a story that is worth telling, about people who live their dreams, albeit for too short a time.


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