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Diego Star (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 January 2013 (Netherlands)
A serious accident occurs on board the Diego Star, a dilapidated Russian cargo ship. Traore, a mechanic from the Ivory Coast, is unfairly blamed for it. The ship is towed to the nearest ... See full summary »

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Frédérick Pelletier (screenplay)
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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Issaka Sawadogo ... Traoré
Chloé Bourgeois ... Fanny
Yassine Fadel ... Timo
Nicole-Sylvie Lagarde Nicole-Sylvie Lagarde ... Lise (as Nico Lagarde)
Sergiy Marchenko ... Petoukh
Abdelghafour Elaaziz Abdelghafour Elaaziz ... Mohamed
Marie-Claude Guérin ... Sylvie
Jean-François Boudreau ... Inspecteur Franette
Gregory Hlady ... Kopeïkine
Jean-Sébastien Courchesne ... Francis
Marie-Ginette Guay ... Employée
Lana D. Beaulieu Lana D. Beaulieu ... Jérémie
Meghan C. Beaulieu Meghan C. Beaulieu ... Jérémie
Patrick Caux ... Gardien
Artur Gorishti ... Turc
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A serious accident occurs on board the Diego Star, a dilapidated Russian cargo ship. Traore, a mechanic from the Ivory Coast, is unfairly blamed for it. The ship is towed to the nearest shipyard for repairs. In the interim, crew members find shelter with the inhabitants of the small local village. Far from everyone he loves and knows, Traore is engulfed by the Quebec winter. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Bleak, dark, depressing
5 December 2014 | by drutledge4445-991-203482See all my reviews

To cut to the chase, this film is so bleak, dark, and depressing you'll realize life isn't worth living and be dreaming up ways to kill yourself long before the film ends. Unmitigated torture, as anyone with a mood disorder will quickly verify. Even if life is pretty gruesome, why is it necessary to have every shot on the dullest January day in the snowfields of my native Canada, with not the slightest sign of a sunlight, let alone some relieving humour or even a smile to keep the devastation at bay.

That said, the acting of Isaka Sawadogo and Chloé Bourgeois was clearly excellent, so they should not be held accountable for this tragedy.


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Canada | Belgium

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French | English

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25 January 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

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Metafilms, Man's Films See more »
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