101 Minutes – Drama
Release date: March 7, 2008
Canadian distributor: Alliance Vivafilm
Sébastien Messier and Danny Demers have been friends forever and have shared all kinds of things, including their passion for boxing. After being away for a year and a half, Danny returns to Montréal. He has hit rock bottom and has no immediate prospects. Sébastien, on the other hand, is well on his way to achieving his dream, preparing for the fight of his life for the title of world champion. The reunion of the two friends is emotional, full of memories and potential. Then a dramatic event completely changes their lives. Blinded by ambition, Sébastien loses sight of what is most important and of himself. But his desire to compete with Danny inspires him to take control of his life. Initially, Sébastien thinks all he has to do is to get back into shape to prove his superiority. But ghosts from the past come back to haunt him. However, he finds the courage to face his demons and give Danny the ultimate proof of his friendship. La Ligne Brisée (The Broken Line) is the story of two friends who deserve each other, for the best and the worst reasons. It reminds us that standing tall in life is much harder than staying on your feet in the ring.