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The Auction (2013)

Le démantèlement (original title)
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Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Gagnon and Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has two daughters that he raised like princesses and who live far away, in the big city. One ... See full summary »


Sébastien Pilote
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Arcand ... Gaby Gagnon
Gilles Renaud ... L'ami comptable
Lucie Laurier ... Marie Gagnon
Sophie Desmarais ... Frédérique Gagnon
Johanne-Marie Tremblay ... Françoise
Normand Carrière ... Léo Simard
Dominique Leduc Dominique Leduc ... La voisine
Gabriel Tremblay Gabriel Tremblay ... Le petit Bouchard
Michel Daigle ... Concierge
Éric Laprise ... Conseiller à la banque
Marc-Antoine Béliveau Marc-Antoine Béliveau ... Homme du refuge
Claude Desjardins ... Réprésentant encan
Pierre-Luc Brillant ... Préposé au foyer
Joseph Bellerose ... Frère de Gaby #1
Jean Wauthier Jean Wauthier ... Frère de Gaby #2


Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Gagnon and Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has two daughters that he raised like princesses and who live far away, in the big city. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support so she doesn't end up losing her house. Gaby, for whom fatherhood has evolved to a point where it became unreasonable, decides to dismantle the farm. Written by Anonymous

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When urban life demands, rural life affects severely.
2 June 2014 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

This is the story of a Canadian farmer which was told in a quite realistic mode. A man who lives in the countryside and his way of life was presented beautifully on the screen. It also speaks the value of the family members even though each of them are spread out to different places seeking a better life and future. I had seen many movies that depict the farmers' lives around the world, but this part of the world probably first time for me.

The story of a father who live alone in a country farm on which he raises livestocks. Among the best in the surrounding area and people are jealous of it. One day one of his daughters comes asking financial help. As a father how he reacts to the circumstance to give support to his daughter. For that he has to sacrifice his way of life he led in the last 40 years, which ends in a high note emotion.

I am quite happy for choosing this. It was an heartwarming melodrama. Many touchy lines reached real deep into me. The character Gaby was the highlight of the movie. The actor who did that role was fantastic, must recognize and acknowledge it. The movie was too slow though well executed in every part of the story. Strictly for drama movie fans and family audience. It was a simple and good movie. There's nothing more to talk about than a watch and to know it yourself.

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Release Date:

5 November 2013 (Canada) See more »

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Québec, Canada See more »

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2.35 : 1
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