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Denys Arcand

Réjeanne Padovani

Edition 1992
96' - 1973 - Crime, Drama - Dialogue: French
Director: Denys Arcand Composer: Walter Boudreau With: Jean Lajeunesse, Luce Guilbeault, J. Léo Gagnon
Set on the eve of the opening of a new freeway, the film follows the increasingly volatile goings-on at a dinner party thrown by the freeway construction company's contracter, Padovani. In attendance at the boozy af/air is an assortment of corpulent politicians, swaggering mobsters, hustling hookers and frantic domestics. As the evening descends into debauchery, the corrupt bubble is threatened by prickling disturbances from the outside world: news reaches the party that an anti freeway demonstration is under way and Padovani's estranged wife shows up with her new husband.

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Credits

Director

Denys Arcand

Composer

Walter Boudreau

With

Jean Lajeunesse, Luce Guilbeault, J. Léo Gagnon

Scenario

Denys Arcand, Jacques Benoit

Director of Photography

Alain Dostie

Editor

Denys Arcand, Marguerite Duparc

Producer

Marguerite Duparc

More information

Dialogue

French

Countries of production

Canada

Year

1973

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