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

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Pierre Falardeau

Writers:

Francis Simard (book), Pierre Falardeau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugo Dubé Hugo Dubé ... Le Gros
Luc Picard ... Felquiste
Pierre Rivard Pierre Rivard ... Felquiste
Denis Trudel ... Felquiste
Serge Houde ... Pierre Laporte
Julie Castonguay 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 Yvel Champagne ... Femme d'Henri
Jules Falardeau 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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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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Gross USA:

$349,633
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Dolby

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

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Features Action: The October Crisis of 1970 (1974) See more »

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It is a shame that this movie was not shown in the United States
3 November 2007 | by N.L.See all my reviews

I saw this film shortly after it was released as part of a "sneak peak" series in Philadelphia. Not a single member (including me) of the otherwise well-read and educated audience knew anything about the historical events depicted in the film. This was embarrassing to say the least! In the discussion afterward, it was obvious that the audience universally appreciated the film, but it was also apparent that it would be a hard sell to U.S. ticket-buyers. So it became no surprise that it was not picked up for U.S. distribution. Because of woeful ignorance of most-things-Canadian that exists south of the border - and god forbid! subtitles - OCTOBRE vanished from our radar in the U.S.


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