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A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.

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Dr. Toby Greene
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Michael Aleen
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Olivia
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Dr. Craig Jones
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Dr. James Lawrence
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Nurse Susan Peterson
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Florence Da Costa
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Christelle
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Sergeant Taylor
Melody Godin-Cormier ...
Amy Greene
Mark Donker ...
Jakobus Aleen (as Marc Donker)
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Bruce
Enrique Pérez-Mesa ...
Marcus
Ethan Bolduc ...
Michael, 5 Years Old
Germano Santana ...
Michael, 7 Years Old
Malluly Hernandez ...
Dresser
Yurenia Martin ...
Dresser
Anthony Oseyeau ...
Phineas
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Sarah
Serge Tanguay ...
Humming Police
Rebecca Miville-Deschênes ...
Rachel

Directed by

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Charles Binamé

Written by

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Nicolas Billon ... (written by)
 
Nicolas Billon ... (play "The Elephant Song")

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Lenny Jo Goudreau ... producer
Richard Goudreau ... producer
Manon Lavoie ... Producer's assistant: Adjointe au producteur

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Patrice Dubuc
Gaëtan Gravel

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Pierre Gill

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Dominique Fortin

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Edith Bellehumeur ... assistant editor
Alexandre Bouchard ... dailies producer
Marc Lussier ... digital intermediate colorist

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Danielle Labrie

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Chantel Carter ... art director: south african unit
Onelio Larralde

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Ginette Magny

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Lyne Lapiana ... hair stylist
Nicole Lapierre ... key makeup artist
Catherine Lavoie ... makeup artist / special makeup effects artist

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Anna Walton ... production manager: south african unit

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Marc Larose ... first assistant director

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Denis Hamel ... property master
Ryan Oakley ... construction: south african unit
Jean-Francois Poupart ... graphics artist
Pier Lefebvre ... special props/set dresser (uncredited)

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Michel B. Bordeleau ... sound editor
Nick Bozzone ... adr mixer
Natalie Fleurant ... adr supervisor
Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau ... sound editor
Yannick Gauthier ... technical support
Lionel Guenoun ... teaser re-recording mixer
Claude La Haye ... sound mixer
Gabrielle Labelle Joly ... assistant to re-recording mixer
Patrick Lalonde ... re-recording mixer
Travis MacKay ... adr mixer
Francis Péloquin ... boom operator
Lise Wedlock ... foley artist

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Bertrand Calmeau ... still photographer: art department
David Dinel ... key grip
Jean-Francois Gingras ... grip
Houston Hadden ... first assistant camera
Richard Paré ... electrician
Khyle Smith ... first assistant camera: "b" camera

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Bonnie Lee Bouman ... casting: Johannesburg

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Marc Ouellette ... conductor

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Nanouk Martel ... script supervisor

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Martin Brisebois ... Stand-in: Bruce Greenwood
Jim Dobson ... publicist
Jean-Francois Hall ... production assistant
Jean-Patrick Joseph ... special equipment supplier
Lance Peters ... key armourer

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Plot Summary

It's January, 1966 at St. Christina's Psychiatric Hospital in Northwestern Ontario. Dr. Toby Greene and Nurse Susan Peterson are individually being interviewed by Dr. Craig Jones, one of the hospital's administrators, about the incident that occurred just before Christmas, the day that their colleague, Dr. James Lawrence, inexplicably did not show up for work. As Dr. Lawrence disappeared the day before during a session with one of his regular patients, a young man named Michael Aleen, the belief among some is that Michael may have had something to do with Dr. Lawrence's disappearance. That day, Dr. Greene took over Dr. Lawrence's patient-load, which included a session with Michael to try and discover if he indeed had some nefarious role in Dr. Lawrence's disappearance. Dr. Greene did not know Michael at all, and was unable to read his case file before meeting with Michael. Regardless, Dr. Greene believed he could read Michael and glean as much from his lies as from his truths. Conversely, Miss Peterson was well-acquainted with Michael and his overall mental state. On the surface, Michael seemed to be able to take control of the situation with information he was able to obtain about Dr. Greene and Miss Peterson to play one off the other, as well as information about secrets about the hospital the administrators believed were well hidden. Michael's emotions also came into play in what happened that day, the question being whether either Dr. Greene or Miss Peterson were able to break through those emotions to the core of what was happening with Michael and Dr. Lawrence. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • La chanson de l'éléphant (Canada, French title)
  • La Chanson de l'éléphant (France)
  • Elefánt dal (Hungary)
  • Piesn slonia (Poland)
  • Песнь слона (Russia)
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  • 110 min
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Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Xavier Dolan himself dubbed in the French language version. See more »

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