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La Bête lumineuse

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La Bête lumineuse, image.
Image from La Bête lumineuse courtesy f NFB

127 minutes – Documentary
Language: French
Release date: 1982
Production company: NFB
Canadian distributor: NFB

This National Film Board documentary focuses on a group of men as they depart for a weekend hunting trip in rural Québec. Among them is an earnest, philosophical teacher/poet who is so out of place in this macho roundelay of drinking, swearing and shooting he soon becomes an even more pathetic victim of hormonal persecution than the moose the men have come to kill. By film’s end, he will be subjected to forms of systematic humiliation that, ugly as they are, speak volumes about the conforming agenda that motivates so much ritualized male bonding.

La Bête lumineuse, movie, poster

Crew:

Producer:

Jacques Bobet

Director:

Pierre Perrault

Cinematographer:

Martin Leclerc

Editor:

Suzanne Allard
Louis Blair (Assistant editor)
Michelle Guérin (Assistant editor)

Cast: Roles:

Louis-Philippe Lécuyer
Philippe Cross
Stéphane-Albert Boulais
Maurice Chaillot
Bernard L’Heureux
Michel Guyot
Barney Descontie
Maurice Aumont
Claude Lauriault
Laurier Prévost

Canoer
Canoer
Archer
Archer
Himself
Himself
Barney (The Guide)
Bear hunter
Bear Hunter
Laurier