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Dédé, à travers les brumes – 2009 Movie

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Dédé, à travers les brumes (2009)

;Dédé, à travers les brumes, movie production still;It has been almost a decade since the driving force behind one of the most popular bands in Québec took his life in May of 2000. The band was Les Colocs, and André “Dédé” Fortin was the composer and lead singer for the band, which he pulled together in 1990. It could be said that the songs that made the band famous were songs of the people. The lyrics emphasized humanity, simplicity and social conscience, especially when it came to poverty. Fortin and others in the band were passionate sovereignists. The defeat of the “Yes” side in the 1995 Quebec referendum may have provided the trigger that sent the charismatic band leader into a downward spiral, but in this movie Fortin`s life plays out through his music. It is primarily set in St-Etienne-de-Bolton, Québec, where the band had retreated to work on what would become their final album. For almost a year, Fortin wrote the songs while he personally slipped out of control enjoying sublime moments of creation to periods of deep anguish. Originally released only in French, a new version with English subtitles was rushed into production to satisfy Fortin`s legion of non-Francophone fans in Québec.

139 minutes – Musical drama
Distributor: TVA Films
Watch a movie trailer for Dédé, à travers les brumes
Also see: Inside Quebec – April 2009

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MAIN CAST:
Sébastien Ricard
Joseph Mesiano
Dimitri Storoge
Bénédicte Décary
David Quertigniez
Claudia Ferri
Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin
Louis Saïa
Jonathan Charbonneau
Yan Rompré
Isabelle Brouillette
Pierre-Yves Cardinal
Mathieu Handfield
Alexandre L’Heureux
Marie-Laurence Moreau
Luc Senay
El Hadji
Karim Diouf

Michel Bissonnette
André Larin
Vincent Leduc
Roger Frappier
Luc Vandal
Jean-Philippe Duval
Jean-Philippe Duval
Jean-Pierre Trudel
Alain Baril

André ‘Dédé’ Fortin
Mike
Pat
Nicole
Vander
Cha Cha
Sophie
Raymond, Dédé`s agent
Jimmy Bourgoing
Serge
Lise

Éric
Normando
Sélanie

Himself
Himself