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Le confort et l'indifférence (1982)

Made shortly after the referendum on Quebec's independence was held, this documentary illustrates what the politicians' promises were and how the population did not really care nor truly ... See full summary »

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Denys Arcand
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Credited cast:
Jean-Pierre Ronfard Jean-Pierre Ronfard ... Nicolas Machiavelli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond Barre Raymond Barre ... Himself (Premier ministre de la France)
Pierre Brodeur Pierre Brodeur ... Himself (Mouvement Québec-Canada, camp du non)
Monique Bégin Monique Bégin ... Herself (camp du non)
Maurice Chaillot ... Himself (Jardinier de Montréal, camp du oui)
Reggie Chartrand Reggie Chartrand ... Himself (Boxeur, camp du oui)
Jean Chrétien ... Himself (camp du non)
Paul Desmarais Paul Desmarais ... Himself (camp du non)
Jean Drapeau ... Himself (Mayor of Montréal, séquence de la Coupe Stanley)
Irène Fournaris Irène Fournaris ... Herself (camp du oui)
Émile Genest ... Himself (camp du non)
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing Valéry Giscard d'Estaing ... Himself (Président de la république)
Gérald Godin ... Himself (camp du oui)
Ronald Jones Ronald Jones ... Himself (Ancien boxeur professionnel, camp du non)
Réal Laflamme Réal Laflamme ... Himself (Agriculteur de Sainte-Rosalie, camp du non)
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Made shortly after the referendum on Quebec's independence was held, this documentary illustrates what the politicians' promises were and how the population did not really care nor truly understand what was really at stake, even though just about everyone had an opinion on the subject. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 February 1982 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Comfort and Indifference See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec, Québec, Canada

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CAD200,000 (estimated)
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How to learn about politics in Quebec: charisma and humanity of René Levesque
12 January 2007 | by NeossirSee all my reviews

Really well done documentary about the Quebec politic in the '70s, and the failure of the referendum when they tried to be independent. In this movie, you realize how it was back then, and the utopia spirit they lived. The portrait of the great René Levesque, at the head of the Parti Québecois, is moving, and his speeches sound just right. He is those kind of rare politics who we can trust, because he is loyal, sincere, honest. It's nevertheless how the movie depicted him, and I really believe he was like that though I don't know much about Quebec politic past. I had a really nice overview of this important period for the Province with this excellent documentary.

How to believe in political men? See this movie.


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