I saw the world premiere of Route 132, directed by Louis Belanger at the Montreal World Film Festival. Gilles (Francois Papineau) runs away from Montreal following the death of his son Gabriel. His unlikely accomplice is an old friend from school Bob (Alexis Martin), himself a petty thief. The duo set out on a journey along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. They have no money so they take to robbing banks and the church (a la Jean Val Jean). Gilles is haunted by memories of his son & his childhood memories of time spent in the region. The resulting travelogue is of interest to Quebecers, who consider this territory their backyard and escape from the city. I found the script weak and the acting, at times, uneven.
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