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Léo est un homme apparemment sans histoires : secrétaire timide et réservé, il mène une vie tristounette depuis 22 ans aux côtés de la même femme, dans le même petit bungalow de banlieue. ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luc Picard ... Léo Huff
Isabelle Guérard Isabelle Guérard ... Lou
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge ... Roch
Suzanne Champagne ... Maryse Huff
Sylvie Boucher ... Lyne Ventura
Louison Danis ... Mayoress Pauline Courchesne
Jeff Andrews Jeff Andrews ... Francis 'Frenchy' Fradette
Émilie Labranche Émilie Labranche ... Pissed environmentalist
Roberto Mei ... Léon Hivon
Marie-Pierre Valay-Nadeau Marie-Pierre Valay-Nadeau ... Manon
Sandra Lecouteur Sandra Lecouteur ... Pro-development woman
Gil Leveck Gil Leveck ... Angry guy
Jean Saint-Pierre Jean Saint-Pierre ... Another guy
Éric Butler Éric Butler ... Councillor 1
Normand Robichaud Normand Robichaud ... Councillor 2


Léo est un homme apparemment sans histoires : secrétaire timide et réservé, il mène une vie tristounette depuis 22 ans aux côtés de la même femme, dans le même petit bungalow de banlieue. Il remplace au pieds levé un collègue ingénieur et part au Bic présenter un projet de transformation du parc national en attraction touristique. Peu avant son arrivée au Bic, Léo rencontre Lou, une jeune femme en détresse, en tombe amoureux et décide de l'aider de bon coeur. Pour conquérir la belle - qui décidément ne résiste pas trop aux avances de Léo - il doit la libérer des griffes de Roch, son chum hirsute, jaloux et irascible. Et, loi de Murphy oblige, Léo doit en parallèle faire face aux habitants qui ne veulent rien savoir de son projet d'attraction touristique.

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Release Date:

18 September 2009 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Detour See more »

Filming Locations:

Le Bic, Québec, Canada See more »


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CAD 4,000,000 (estimated)
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GPA Films,Grana Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital | Stereo


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Worth the detour all the same!
15 June 2012 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Détour" had a good potential.Léo is an interesting character: a not-so-handsome middle -age man,a modest secretary (who claims he is an engineer);his sick wife treats him like a child (the first sequences),she is herself not attractive and bovine ;besides ,his boss is a woman ,an authoritative blonde who wants him too (but as a toy ,not as a man).

His meeting with a hot babe may seem the birth of his manliness,the chance to prove he is a man;alas,this sexy girl is married ,and her husband is a crude jealous brute who beats her and treats her like a dog:the performance of the actor is a bit over the top and gets in the way;so does the thriller side which is quite derivative (and borrows from Clouzot's classic "Les Diaboliques");actually you guess what lies beneath before the "revelation".

The film is a long flashback framed by pictures of Leo in close-ups;his words are moving and show what the movie could have been, had it remained a psychological drama instead of turning into a real farce sometimes.

The movie also shows pollution and protection of the environment are a matters of great concern to Canadian people:it may have fitted the "Détour" concept but it is too quickly forgotten.

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