While a world war rages, Philippe, a draft-dodger from Quebec, takes refuge in the American West, surviving by competing in Charlie Chaplin impersonation contests. As Philippe makes his long journey home, he encounters various characters under the sway of a destructive madness borne of the chaotic times. His voyage, both violent and fascinating, is a hallucinatory initiation to the darker side of the American dream.
Did You Know?
Parts of the film was filmed at the Nevada Northern Railway Museum in Ely, Nevada. One of the museum's steam locomotives and passenger coaches is seen in the film but also many of the railroad yard buildings were used for other scenes because of their old time look. See more