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Manners of Dying (2004)

Kevin Barlow will die on schedule and according to regulations. Harry Parlington, director of the Cantos execution facility, intends to make sure of it. However Barlow chooses to go, be it ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeremy Peter Allen

Writers:

Jeremy Peter Allen (screenplay), Yann Martel (short story)
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yves Charbonney Yves Charbonney ... Prison Guard
Ron Devost Ron Devost ... Prison Guard
Roy Dupuis ... Kevin Barlow
Gregory Hlady ... The Cook
Serge Houde ... Harry Parlington
Burt Jardin Burt Jardin ... Prison Guard
John Maclaren ... Executioner
Alexandre Makombo Alexandre Makombo ... Prison Guard
Kevin McCoy Kevin McCoy ... Robbie
Cheryl Rimmer Cheryl Rimmer ... Marsha
Tony Robinow Tony Robinow ... Father Preston
Ken Slade Ken Slade ... Executioner
Claude Vallières Claude Vallières ... Prison Guard
Vlasta Vrana ... Doctor Lowe
Christopher James Yarwood Christopher James Yarwood ... Medical Assistant
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Storyline

Kevin Barlow will die on schedule and according to regulations. Harry Parlington, director of the Cantos execution facility, intends to make sure of it. However Barlow chooses to go, be it calmly or fighting violently to the end, Parlington feels confident that he and his team can deal with the situation. When Barlow makes a baffling and unusual final request, a strange duel ensues between the condemned man and the prison director. In this struggle there can be no winner or loser, only two men faced with doubts and difficult choices to make. The iron grip Parlington usually maintains on the execution procedure begins to slip as the final hours become a maze of manners of dying. Written by Jeremy Peter Allen

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

L'Execution See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec City, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 1,070,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Productions Thalie See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Behind these walls
Written by Sen Fortier
Performed by Sen Fortier & J. Gillespie
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The different faces of one actor in one role
26 November 2006 | by phbalancedSee all my reviews

How interesting it was to see Roy Dupuis in a film in which he presented different versions of the death-row inmate character Kevin Barlow in this film which was filmed in two versions, English and French. As other reviewers have mentioned, each version starts with the inmate's last meal and what could have happened and his behaviour affected the prison director and staff in how they carried out his execution by lethal injection. The director always maintained that he had a rigid schedule and followed a specific script, but depending on Barlow's attitude and resulting behaviour and how he interacted wth the staff, the outcome was the same. An interesting concept that leaves viewers with room to debate about why Kevin Barlow acted the way he did and what may have been going through the warden's mind as he carried out the sentence.


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