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Un zoo la nuit (1987)

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 »

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Jean-Claude Lauzon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gilles Maheu Gilles Maheu ... Marcel
Roger Lebel ... Albert
Corrado Mastropasqua Corrado Mastropasqua ... Tony
Lorne Brass Lorne Brass ... George
Germain Houde ... Charlie
Jerry Snell Jerry Snell ... American
Lynne Adams Lynne Adams ... Julie
Anna-Maria Giannotti Anna-Maria Giannotti ... Angelica
Nereo Lorenzi Nereo Lorenzi ... Pepe
Nicolas Clarizio Nicolas Clarizio ... Worker
Vincent Ierfino Vincent Ierfino ... Worker
Amulette Garneau ... Yvonne
Luc Proulx ... Cook
Jean-Pierre Saulnier ... Guard at entry
Jean Pierre Bergeron ... Guard at cell
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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 trip abroad), while being pursued by two corrupt cops (one of whom bears a longstanding grudge against him) for drug money he's alleged to possess... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 June 1989 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Zoo See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Roger Lebel's final acting role. See more »


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Voir un ami pleurer
Written and Performed by Jacques Brel
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Great movie
9 July 2002 | by Jean-Luc-3See all my reviews

It has its shocking elements, but Un Zoo La Nuit is, in the end, a touching film about a son trying to re-establish his relationship with his dying father. The zoo surreal zoo scene is particularily touching, in which the father and son, in an attempt to relive their past by going hunting, shoot an elephant with a sleeping dart gun and put him to sleep. Overall, a well-executed and thoughtful movie.


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