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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Germain Lesage
Dominik Michon-Dagenais ... Germain Lesage enfant
... Rolland Lesage
Nadia Drouin ... Simone Lesage
... Hélène Lesage
... Charles Campeau
... Denis Lacoste
Guy Vaillancourt ... Claude Larivée
... Eve Beauchemin
... Yvon Brunet
... Richard Auger
Jean-Pierre Gonthier ... Réal Fournier
... Henri Giroux
... Marcel Sigouin
Caroline Girard ... Lucie Giroux
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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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Dogwoof Pictures [UK] | GBVI [France] |  »

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26 March 2004 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

La gran seducción  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,164, 20 June 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$489,338, 3 April 2005
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Trivia

Harrington Harbour, where the film was made, is actually an English-speaking village, settled originally by people from Newfoundland. 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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Totally great
8 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you had the chance to see this movie in theatres, you probably noticed that everybody was laughing throughout the film. In other words, it's funny and funny. Well written script, it's unexpected all the time. Good cast choice as well. What I like is that it's a caricaturization of the hospital situation in regional Quebec. Congratulations guys!


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