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DADDY GOES PTARMIGAN HUNTING



Canada Quebec, 2008, HD - Color - 91 minutes

DIRECTED BY:
Robert Morin

CAST:
François Papineau

SCREENPLAY:
Robert Morin

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Robert Morin

EDITING:
Michel Giroux

SET DESIGN:
André-Line Beauparlant

COSTUME DESIGN:
André-Line Beauparlant

MUSIC:
n/a

SOUND:
Olivier Léger, Louis Collin, Bruno Bélanger

PRODUCER:
Stéphanie Morissette - André-Line Beauparlant

PRODUCTION:
COOP VIDEO DE MONTRÉAL

WORLD SALES:
not confirmed yet

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Vincent Lemieux, a notoriously successful fraud artist wanted by police, goes ptarmigan hunting in the taiga of northern Québec as a pretext for skipping the country. Along the way, he shoots a video diary as a means of apologizing to his two young daughters for subjecting them to the ignominy of having a criminal for a father. A complex character, irreparably corrupt and very endearing, this corporate daddy can both coldly explain the machinations of an economic system founded on contempt and recount the painful experiences of his youth via the extraordinary adventures of the fictional "le p'tit Sicotte" (Li'l Frankie). Over the course of his confessions, Lemieux gets literally bogged down in a struggle that ends up somewhere between true repentance and a clean conscience.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Robert Morin has been making unique contributions to Quebec cinema for over 25 years through his “inner views”—each more remarkable than the last. In 1977 he became a founding member of Coop Vidéo de Montréal. To date he has made over 30 short, medium and feature length films and videos, most of which have garnered international awards and nominations. Robert Morin is a titan in Quebec’s video community and one of the most prolific and innovative filmmakers of his generation.

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