90 minutes – Drama
Release date: November 11, 2011
Canadian Distributor: Les Films Séville
Marcel Lévesque (Gilbert Sicotte) is a car salesman who operates by the rules of a bygone era. Famous for his sweet talk he has lived to become an endangered species, the salesman who learned his craft by telling stories, or “fibs covered with flowers,” as he might say. He knows how to turn on the charm to make his quota and he has been the best seller of the month for over 16 years. But the increasing decline of his fading industrial town threatens to plummet this peddler of dreams into an unfriendly reality and the end of his career, yet he lives for his next sale..
Shot in the Saguenay region of Québec on a budget of less than 3-million dollars, Le vendeur is the first feature-length film for writer-director Sébastien Pilote. The film was selected to screen in the World Drama competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Gilbert Sicotte Nathalie Cavezzali Jérémy Tessier Jean-François Boudreau Pierre Leblanc Pierre Mailloux Sébastien Harvey Alain E. Cadieux Guy Vaillancourt Michel Daigle Bondfield Marcoux Éric Gagnon Luc Verreault Pierre Doré Serge Gagnon Carl Simard Ghislain Doré Simon Leblanc François Soucy Mario Dion Serge Tremblay Pierre Turcotte Julie Parent Sandrine Denis Mélanie Robert Denis Prévost Mathieu Larouche Catherine Bujold Isabelle Pronovost Rémi Bernier Dominique Gagnon Eric Renald Sophie Lessard Dave Lapointe Jean-Yves Valois France Bergeron Carole Hunter Réjean Pauzé Carol Beaudoin Jacques Fortin Jean Paquin Claude Desbiens Julie Perreault
Marcel Lévesque Maryse Antoine François Paradis Sales Manager Robert – salesman Stéphane Danny – salesman Jocelyn – salesman Service station owner Priest Jessy – salesman Pierre-Luc – salesman Bass player Accordianist Guitarist Singer Police Policeman Policeman Policeman Mechanic Hair dresser Hair dresser Hair dresser client Hair dresser client Son of François Paradis Daughter of François Paradis Dealership Client Dealership Client Dealership Client Dealership Client Dealership Client