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1970s quebec politics nationalisme crise politique exposition universelle grossesse langue française indépendantisme activisme

Release Date: May 26, 1998

Year    :   1998
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Genres    :   Drama, Comedy
Production Companies    :   Alliance Communications Corporation, In Extremis Images
Director    :   Robert Lepage
Producers    :   Bruno Jobin
Writers    :   Robert Lepage, André Morency
RunTime    :   85 mins.
Budget    :   1000000

Robert Lepage directed this Canadian comedy, filmed in black and white and color and adapted from Lepage's play The Seven Branches of the River Ota. In October 1970, Montreal actress Sophie (Anne-Marie Cadieux) appears in a Feydeau farce at the Osaka World's Fair. Back in Montreal, her boyfriend Michel (Alexis Martin) watches the October Crisis on TV and sees Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau declare the War Measures Act. The Canadian Army patrols Montreal streets. Sophie learns she's pregnant and phones Michel. However, Michel is immersed in politics, while Sophie rejects the amorous advances of her co-star (Eric Bernier), becomes friendly with a blind translator, and passes an evening with frivolous Canadian embassy official Walter (Richard Frechette) and his wife Patricia (Marie Gignac). Meanwhile, in Montreal, Michael plots terrorist activities. Commenting on East-West cultural distinctions, the film intercuts between Quebec (in black and white) and Japan (in color).




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