Continental, A Film Without Guns (2007)

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103 minutes – Drama
Language: French
Festival release date: August 31, 2007 – Venice Film Festival.
Release date: November 9, 2007
DVD release date: April 22, 2008
Canadian distributor: Christal Films

A man wakes up on a bus, which has stopped at the edge of a forest. Everyone has left and night has fallen. The man gets off the bus, and finds himself alone. On either side, the road is veiled by darkness. From the forest, he hears sounds – night-time forest sounds. After much hesitation, he enters the forest and disappears into the darkness. Released in French as Continental. Un film sans fusil, the film features four characters whose lives will be affected by that one man`s disappearance. Lucette (Marie-Ginette Guay) his wife, who anxiously awaits his return. Louis (Réal Bossé) a young father whose relationship with his wife is going through confusing times. Chantal (Fanny Mallette) a hotel receptionist who dreams of sharing her life with someone else. And Marcel (Gilbert Sicotte) an ex-gambler confronted by the realities of aging. Although told separately, these stories end up intersecting and mirroring each other. The film is a playful look at individual vulnerability and the fragile link that connects all of us to our fellow human beings. Continental. Un film sans fusil is the feature directorial debut of Stéphane Lafleur

Continental. Un film sans fusil, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Luc Déry
Kim McCraw

Line Producer:

Claude Paiement

Director:

Stéphane Lafleur

Screenwriter:

Stéphane Lafleur

Cinematographer:

Sara Mishara

Editor:

Sophie Leblond

Composer:

Hugo Lavoie
Stéphane Lafleur

Production Designer:

André-Line Beauparlant

Costume Designer:

Sophie Lefebvre

Cast: Roles:

Marie-Ginette Guay
Gilbert Sicotte
Fanny Mallette
Réal Bossé
Marie Brassard
Gary Boudreault
Pauline Martin
Denis Houle
Marika Lhoumeau
Dominique Quesnel
Madeleine Peloquin
Daniel Desputeau
Robert Reynaert
Jocelyne Zucco
Bonfield Marcoux
Gilles Lalonde
Carmen Sylvestre
Claude Paiement
Roger Beaulne

Lucette Simoneau
Marcel Beaudoin
Chantal Lefebvre
Louis Girard
Diane
Le policier
Nicole
Denis
La jeune mère (Mireille)
La femme de chambre (Manon)
Caissière pharmacie
Dentiste
Paul Simoneau
Conseillère financière
Directeur des ressources humaines
Client
Cliente
Client
Curé