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La vie heureuse de Léopold Z

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68 minutes – Comedy
Release date: August 8, 1965
Canadian Distributor: Columbia Pictures

This first feature film by Gilles Carle centres on the innocent misadventures of happy-go-lucky Léopold, a snowplow driver. The entire movie takes place over the course of a single day–Christmas Eve-–from breakfast to midnight Mass. Hit by a bad snowstorm, Montréal`s streets need clearing and so Léopold has little time for little else. Unfortunately, real life intervenes. He must find time to take out a loan, buy his wife a fur coat, take his son to choir practice, meet his cousin at the station then watch her rehearse her nightclub act, all while evading detection by his boss. It`s a whimsical tale in which the viewer gets swept up in Léopold`s adventurous day and despite twists and turns and unforseen obstackles that would fall a stronger man, for Léopold everything falls neatly into place with warmth and good-natured humour.



La vie heureuse de Léopold ZLa vie heureuse de Léopold Z
Crew:
Producer: Jacques Bobet
Director:

Gilles Carle

Screenwriter:

Gilles Carle

Editor:

Werner Nold

Composer:

Paul de Margerie

Cast:Roles:

Guy L’Écuyer
Paul Hébert
Suzanne Valéry
Monique Joly
Jacques Poulin
Gilles Latulippe
Bernard Lapierre
André Gagnon
Albert Millaire
Raymond Lemay

Léopold Z. Tremblay
Théophile Lemay
Josette
Catherine Tremblay
Jacques Tremblay

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