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La grande séduction (2003)

Unrated | | Comedy | 26 March 2004 (Italy)
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A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.

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Ken Scott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Bouchard ... Germain Lesage
Dominik Michon-Dagenais Dominik Michon-Dagenais ... Germain Lesage enfant
Guy-Daniel Tremblay ... Rolland Lesage
Nadia Drouin Nadia Drouin ... Simone Lesage
Rita Lafontaine ... Hélène Lesage
Roc LaFortune ... Charles Campeau
Réal Bossé ... Denis Lacoste
Guy Vaillancourt Guy Vaillancourt ... Claude Larivée
Lucie Laurier ... Eve Beauchemin
Pierre Collin ... Yvon Brunet
Ken Scott ... Richard Auger
Jean-Pierre Gonthier Jean-Pierre Gonthier ... Réal Fournier
Benoît Brière ... Henri Giroux
Marc Legault ... Marcel Sigouin
Caroline Girard Caroline Girard ... Lucie Giroux
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Storyline

Ste-Marie-La-Mauderne is a small, depressed coastal village in Québec, where even fishing as an industry has died. Almost everyone is on welfare, including Germain Lesage. An option for most townsfolk is to move to the city, something that Germain refuses to do, even though his wife, Hélène, wants to at least consider it, just because her brother could provide her with a job. The Mayor, Réal Fournier, would sell out the townsfolk in his attempts to lure industry to the town, still with no takers. Part of their catch-22 situation in luring industry there is that there is no doctor, a condition made by one company owned by M. Dupré that would potentially locate his new plastic container factory there. As such, Germain and a few of his friends, Henri Giroux and Yvon Brunet, decide to reach out to every doctor in Québec to see if he/she can be enticed to move there. Due to a little police strong-arming, they get one nibble in the form of thirty-three year old Montréal plastic surgeon, Dr.... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Dogwoof Pictures [UK] | GBVI [France] | See more »

Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 March 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La gran seducción See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,164, 20 June 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$489,338, 3 April 2005
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

There was actually an English dubbed version of the movie which was very well done. Unfortunately it was only available on airline flights and for some reason they decided not to put it on the DVD release. See more »

Goofs

When the men come up to the top of the hill, the cricket pitch that Steve has laid out is horribly crooked, but when they begin to practice, it is perfectly straight. See more »

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In the English subtitled version, all references to the television serial Virginie are changed to Entertainment Tonight. See more »

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References Amélie (2001) See more »

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A great movie
17 October 2003 | by p_couture@hotmail.comSee all my reviews

It's good to see a movie that capitalizes on three basic rules: a good story, a good storyteller and good characters. When you get all three in the same movie, you don't need a lot of FX to achieve a good movie. This one has them all and you should simply judge for yourself.


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