109 minutes – Crime drama
Festival release date: December 4, 2021 – Whistler Film Festival
Release date: July 20, 2022 – Montréal, Québec
Production company: Christal Films
Canadian distributor: Les Films Opale
Confessions, aka Confessions of a Hitman, chronicles the life of one of the most prolific contract killers of our time. With twenty-eight murders and fifteen attacks, most of them senior members of the Hells Angels, the mafia and organized crime, Gérald Gallant (Luc Picard) astonishes and confuses. That is because he is also a police informant and does not hesitate to sell out those around him. How did this stuttering little man with fragile health and a modest IQ, living with his pious and generous wife in a neat house in the heart of a quiet neighborhood, manage to thwart the most hardened criminals as well as the police?
Luc Picard won the Borsos Competition Film award for Best Director at the Whistler Film Festival. Confessions received three Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 10th Canadian Screen Awards in 2022, for Best Supporting Actor (David La Haye), Best Adapted Screenplay (Sylvain Guy) and Best Hair (Denis Parent and Jean-Luc Lapierre)