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Octobre (1994)

A dramatization of the infamous Canadian terrorist abduction & murder of a government minister by a cell of The Quebec Liberation Front.

Director:

Pierre Falardeau

Writers:

Francis Simard (book), Pierre Falardeau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugo Dubé ... Le Gros
Luc Picard ... Felquiste
Pierre Rivard ... Felquiste
Denis Trudel ... Felquiste
Serge Houde ... Pierre Laporte
Julie Castonguay ... Louise
Raymond Leriche Raymond Leriche ... Marcel
Gilles Marsolais Gilles Marsolais ... Henri
Denise Gagnon ... Waitress
Richard Barrette Richard Barrette ... Client
Yves Trudel ... Ti-Casse
Yvel Champagne ... Femme d'Henri
Jules Falardeau ... Jules
Jean Falardeau Jean Falardeau ... Livreur B.B.Q.
Hélène Falardeau Hélène Falardeau ... La petite Hélene
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Storyline

In October 1970, one group from the Front de Liberation du Quebec kidnapped the British Consul in Montreal. Few days later, a second group did the same with one of the Minister of the Quebec Government. If the first was released, the second was murdered. This is the story of the second group from the stand point of the political kidnappers. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Drama

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Trivia

Pierre Falardeau: The homeless man up the stairs in the second subway station scene. See more »

Connections

Featured in Black October (2000) See more »

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A very worthwhile film
9 September 2007 | by filmbuff1See all my reviews

I have seen this movie twice and both times with English subtitles, but it still doesn't take away from a film that is both powerful and tragic at the same time. It's powerful in that it shows that revolutions and other such acts are carried out by ordinary people placed in extraordinary circumstances. It's tragic because all of the characters attempt to break out their assigned roles and see one another as human and in the end they can't and play them out to the end. The FLQers and their victim are not able to transcend their society and its dictates and so therefore, what happened happened. The only problem I have with this film is the element of inevitability to it, in which in the opening minutes one already knows that it is not bound to begin or end well. That being said, it is worth anyone's time to watch, to study and to understand the tragedy that was the October Crisis in both Quebec and Canada


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 September 1994 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

October See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$349,633
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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