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CONTINENTAL, A FILM WITHOUT GUNS by Stéphane Lafleur
fiction | 2007 | 103 minutes | French

with Marie-Ginette Guay, Gilbert Sicotte, Fanny Mallette et Réal Bossé

A Man wakes up on a bus. Everyone has left. Night has fallen. He gets off the bus, and finds himself alone. The bus has stopped at the edge of a forest. On either side, the road is veiled by darkness. From the forest, he hears sounds – night-time forest sounds. After much hesitation, the Man enters the forest, disappearing into the darkness.

Continental (Continental, un film sans fusil) features four characters whose lives will be affected by that Man’s disappearance. Lucette (Marie-Ginette Guay), his wife, who anxiously awaits his return. Louis (Réal Bossé), a young father whose relationship with his wife is going through confusing times. Chantal (Fanny Mallette), a hotel receptionist who dreams of sharing her life with someone else. And Marcel (Gilbert Sicotte), an ex-gambler confronted by the realities of aging. Although told separately, these stories end up intersecting and mirroring each other.

A bittersweet black comedy, Continental takes a playful look at individual vulnerability and the fragile link that connects us to our fellow human beings.

price & festivals

- Venice International Film Festival 2007 – Venice Days
- Toronto International Film Festival 2007 – Canada First
- Citytv Award for Best First Canadian Feature
- Namur Film Festival 2007 - Bayard d'Or Award for Best Film
- Jutra Awards 2008 - Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Réal Bossé)


team

Writer and Director Stéphane Lafleur
Producers Luc Déry and Kim McCraw
Script Consultant Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne

Line Production Claude Paiement
Cinematography Sara Mishara
Production Design André-Line Beauparlant
Costume Design Sophie Lefebvre
Film Editing Sophie Leblond
Sound Design Sylvain Bellemare
Original Score Hugo Lavoie and Stéphane Lafleur


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