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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 »

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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 Johanne-Marie Tremblay ... Françoise
Normand Carrière Normand Carrière ... Léo Simard
Dominique Leduc Dominique Leduc ... La voisine
Gabriel Tremblay Gabriel Tremblay ... Le petit Bouchard
Michel Daigle ... Concierge
Éric Laprise 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 Joseph Bellerose ... Frère de Gaby #1
Jean Wauthier Jean Wauthier ... Frère de Gaby #2
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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 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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Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 November 2013 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Québec, Canada See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Gaby Gagnon: Fathers need to give to be happy. We're like that.
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Director Sébastien Pilote continues to show his genuine concern for underdogs.
13 January 2014 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

According to a World Bank report published in 2012,the population density (number of people per square kilometer) in Canada was last reported at 3.75 in 2010.This explains how peculiar is the case between land and people in Canada,a huge nation with vast land resources where it is almost impossible to find a human soul for hundreds of kilometers.A very small part of this aspect has been depicted by director Sébastien Pilote in his latest film "Le Démantèlement"/The Dismantling.At the core of the film is Gaby a quiet farmer who is happy living on his farm with his dog and sheep.The arrival of his daughter with financial worries and other circumstances force him to part with his farm and its animals which he reared as if they were his own children. The clash between ancient and modern is quite evident in this film as Gaby has not known any other form of life beyond the confines of his farmhouse. This is why something as elementary as an internet connection does not make much sense to him. Like in his first film "The Salesman",director Sébastien Pilote seems to continue with his concern for the underdog and a way of life which would soon disappear. He shows us that Gaby is an ordinary man whose disappearance would herald the disappearance of a good part of the village. There are religious associations too with this film.However, it would not matter a lot to this film if they are kept in the background. The film is rich in its narrative structure and clearly explains what is happening in Gaby's life and under what circumstances ? Actor Gabriel Arcand, brother of important Canadian director Denys Arcand, looks extremely convincing in his role as Gaby-a farmer who sacrifices everything to make his family happy. What makes his help special is that he does not boast at all about what he is doing.Lastly, a great film for those who are researching the phenomenon of the disappearance of smaller town and cities and factors related to it.


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