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Conquest (1998)

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An idealistic banker in the small town of Conquest, Saskatchewan (pop. 124) tries to make the small town work even though much of its youth has moved away. When a young woman's car breaks ... See full summary »

Director:

Piers Haggard

Writer:

Robert Forsyth
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lothaire Bluteau ... Pincer Bedier
Tara Fitzgerald ... Daisy MacDonald
Monique Mercure ... Grace Gallagher
David Fox ... Carl Gallagher
Eugene Lipinski ... Glenn Boychuk
Daniel MacDonald Daniel MacDonald ... Erwin Boychuk
Quyen Hua Quyen Hua ... My Lang
John Bourgeois ... Morley, Pincer's Boss
Susan Williamson Susan Williamson ... Margaret the Shy / Quiet One
Chrisse Bornstein Chrisse Bornstein ... Dorothy
Jean Freeman Jean Freeman ... Betty
Walter Willis Walter Willis ... Harold
Gabriel Prendergast Gabriel Prendergast ... Marcel
Ian Black Ian Black ... Moving Man
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An idealistic banker in the small town of Conquest, Saskatchewan (pop. 124) tries to make the small town work even though much of its youth has moved away. When a young woman's car breaks down in the town, he convinces her to take charge of the local hardware store in exchange for the cost of the repairs. The result is a light romantic comedy with a message about the state of rural communities. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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UK | Canada

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Conquest - Reise in ein neues Leben See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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As of this year (2017), Conquest is the last theatrical film directed by Piers Haggard. See more »

Soundtracks

Non più andrai
from "Le nozze di Figaro"
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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A woman's car breaks down in Conquest, Saskatchewan and a banker is taken with her.
29 November 1999 | by scrutinySee all my reviews

Why does it always seem when one is trapped in a place which is off the map, it's usually where one was meant to be in the first place? That seems to be the argument posited by Conquest, a droll comedy about eccentrics living in a small town and the outsider who falls in with them. Tara Fitzgerald, from Sirens and Brassed Off fame, plays the traveler whose 'steed' breaks down and Lothaire Bluteau is the town's banker who becomes smitten with her when he knows she doesn't plan to stay long. Albeit the cracks and seams of this tried and true genre are evident here but the mixing up of genre staples such as the brothers who spend their time painting while in debt to the bank, the old biddies constantly making jelly salads and getting drunk while berry picking whenever they purchase new shoes, and the banker who yearns to leave but can't because for 1)the bus never seems to stop and 2)his family was ruined by the same bank he works for so he figures he can make a difference, all work well to give, at least to this bitter and jaundiced viewer, a chance to smile and await the obvious machinations to develop as we know they will. Not entirely original but entirely enjoyable.


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