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Le ring (2007)

A coming-of-age saga set in the slums of Montreal as a young boy comes to grips with the temptations of the street while hopelessly aspiring to become a professional wrestler.

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Renée Beaulieu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxime Desjardins-Tremblay ... Jessy Blais
Maxime Dumontier ... Sam Blais
Julianne Côté ... Kelly Blais
Jean-François Casabonne Jean-François Casabonne ... Jacques aka Killer
Suzanne Lemoine Suzanne Lemoine ... Maryse Blais
Stéphane Demers ... Claude Blais
René-Daniel Dubois René-Daniel Dubois ... Le boss
Jason Roy-Léveillée Jason Roy-Léveillée ... Max
Benjamin Chouinard Benjamin Chouinard ... Momo
Édith Cochrane ... Enseignante
Carl Leduc Carl Leduc ... Animateur
Véronique Pascal Véronique Pascal ... La cassière
Émile Proulx-Cloutier ... L'arbitre
Phong Doan Huy Phong Doan Huy ... Caissier (as Huy Phong Doan)
Patrick Boucher Patrick Boucher ... Dave
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A coming-of-age saga set in the slums of Montreal as a young boy comes to grips with the temptations of the street while hopelessly aspiring to become a professional wrestler.

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French

Release Date:

14 October 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fight See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Christal Films See more »
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Yet another stunning film from Quebec which has had little or no release outside of Francophone Canada.
26 May 2011 | by bumscratcherSee all my reviews

Jessy, age 12, dreams of becoming a wrestler. Already, life is a daily fight; home is chaotic and his innocence is quickly disappearing. Reality hits hard in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, a poor area of Montreal, but it can't compete with the Friday night wrestling that gives Jessy the courage to escape his destiny. "Le Ring" tells the story of a little fighter determined to make his own way.

Maxime Desjardins-Tremblay effortlessly plays the lost soul Jessy in his acting debut; he is from the same neighbourhood where the story is set, perhaps giving him the ease before the camera one would expect from a veteran performer.

Tough, gritty, and sometimes difficult to watch, "Le Ring" takes the viewer deep into an alien world that is in reality only a few miles away… Much of the dialogue seems to be in Joual, the urban dialect of Montreal, which is also a rarity in film. (Think "Glasgow English")


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