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Marécages

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111 minutes – Drama
Release date: October 14, 2011
Canadian Distributor: Metropole Films Distribution

Based on the 2008 novel Feuchtgebiete by English-German author Charlotte Roche, the word means wetlands or marécages in French. The film version, the first feature from director Guy Édoin, is set on a dairy farm in Québec`s Eastern Townships. A drought has held the land in its cruel grip and as it worsens the lives of everyone in the Santerre family will be touched. In the course of the drama all will have to learn to forgive. The use of the word wetlands is meant to convey more than just the earth if the film remains true to the story. The original novel was hailed as an instant classic in erotic fiction dealing with cleanliness, sex and femininity. It is no accident that a rough translation of the family’s name could be, without earth.

Marécages was selected to screen during Critics’ Week at the 2011 Venice International Film Festival.

Production still and poster courtesy of Métropole Films Distribution



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Crew:
Producer:Félize Frappier
Luc Vandal
Executive Producer:

Roger Frappier

Director:

Guy Édoin

Screenwriter:

Guy Édoin

Cinematographer:

Serge Desrosier

Editor:

Mathieu Bouchard-Malo

Composer:

Pierre Desrochers

Art Director:

André-Line Beauparlant

Costume Designer:

Julia Patkos

Cast:Roles:

Pascale Bussières
Luc Picard
Angèle Coutu
François Papineau
Gabriel Maillé
Denise Dubois
Julien Lemire
Michel Perron
Guillaume Cyr

Marie
Jean
Therese
Pierre
Simon
Rejeanne
Mathieu
Well-digger
Well-digger’s son