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Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau
Archived: Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau - Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves (2017)

director: Mathieu Denis, Simon Lavoie

With: Charlotte Aubin, Laurent Bélanger, Emmanuelle Lussier Martinez, Gabrielle Tremblay, a.o.

Archived
duration: 183 minutes
Drama, Political

Official Selection - Global Cinema

As the 2012 'Maple Spring' student protest movement in Quebec slowly ebbs away, a dark storm of violence gathers. Driven by a growing sense of frustrated powerlessness and a longing for a new life, Klas Batalo, Ordine Nuovo, Tumulto and Giutizia form an avant-garde splinter group. Their deep-rooted hostility towards the prevailing social order finds an ambiguous political expression in acts that include guerilla pranks and throwing Molotov cocktails. Using powerful imagery shaped by a century of political aesthetics, the film is a collage of scenes and documentary fragments that makes the isolation of the four protagonists tangible. In the course of a path formed by ideals and doubt, we witness their radicalism as it increasingly turns inwards.

"A study of youth and political dogma, the film, which follows four radicals plotting violent revolution, is like an agitprop fire sale, loaded with incendiary rhetoric. Demanding and rigorous, it is simultaneously absurdly funny and invigorating. One of the most indelible and audacious works to emerge from Canada in recent memory." (TIFF)

Credits

director: Mathieu Denis, Simon Lavoie
producer: Hany Ouichou
screenplay: Mathieu Denis & Simon Lavoie
Editor: Mathieu Denis
Cinematography: Nicolas Canniccioni
sound: François Grenon, Patrice Leblanc, Clovis Gouaillier

production company: Art & Essai

More info

dialogue: French, English
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Canada
year: 2017

Filmography

MATHIEU DENIS (1977): Le silence nous fera (2006, short), Code 13 (2007, short), Laurentia (2011), Corbo (2014), Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau (2017). SIMON LAVOIE (1979): Corps étrangers (2004, short), Quelques éclats d'aube (2005, short), Une chapelle blanche (2005, short), Le déserteur (2008), Laurentia (2011), Le torrent (2012), Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau (2017).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35

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