At the instigation of the filmmakers, the young men of the Ile-aux-Coudres in the middle of the St-Lawrence River try as a memorial to their ancestors to revive the fishing of the belugas ... See full summary »
Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he ... See full summary »
Marcel, recently released from prison, attempt to rebuild his relationship with his girlfriend Julie (now a prostitute) and especially his father Albert (who thinks he's been away on a long... See full summary »
Fidèle au roman, le film relate le dernier été du jeune Félix Leclerc dans la maison familiale de La Tuque, au Québec, tout juste avant qu'il quitte la région pour aller étudier à Ottawa. ... See full summary »
This is the story of Mr. Brochu, whose friends like to call "the Boss". He runs his gas station the best he can and tries to stay happy no matter what happens. This movie relates all the ... See full summary »
October 1970: Under the pretext of waging war against the terrorist group Front de libération du Québec, the Canadian Parliament passes the War Measures Act. The Police and the Army use it and try to break-up popular groups in the Province of Quebec. More than 400 people are arrested for what appears to be their social activities. No charges are ever filed against them. This is their story.Written by
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Official submission from Canada for the 1975 Academy Awards. See more »
When Richard Lavoie is arrested, officers ask him his age and birthday. He answers he's 34 and born on January 31th, 1939. This may seem inaccurate, since the events of the movie are all set in October/November 1970, which would give him 31. However, Richard Lavoie's actor, Claude Gauthier, gave in fact his own birth date and age at the time of filming. This echoes the dual aspect of the movie, when, in the documentary part of the movie, the actors gave their real life's names and personal own anecdotes. By giving his own birth date, the actor communicates that he shares the same fate as the character, that of an artist who has espoused separatism and therefore is exposed to the repression of the federal government; he could have been the one in prison, being asked about his birth date and age. See more »
This film takes place in the infamous 1970 October crisis in Québec. After a separatist movement kidnapped a minister of the government, the army is in the streets of Montreal and makes hundreds and hundreds of arrest, with the help of the police. The arrested are students, activists, syndicalists, but also people who ''look'' strange, are at the wrong place at the wrong time and really don't have anything to do with the situation..... This film shows the complete lost of control of the Canadian government (Pierre.E. Trudeau) and how they orchestrated their plan of making all separatist look like terrorist...
The acting of 'Jean Lapointe' as a textile worker and taxi driver is incredible...
In my opinion, this film ranks with Costa-Gavras's ''Z'' and the infamous 'Battaglia di Algeri' of Gillo Pontecorvo, as the top 3 best political movies of all times..... A must see!
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