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L'âge des ténèbres (2007)

Jean-Marc Leblanc (Labrèche), a desperate civil servant, escapes reality as we all know it, to imagine himself as the hero in imaginary adventures.

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Denys Arcand

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Denys Arcand
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Labrèche ... Jean-Marc Leblanc
Diane Kruger ... Star
Sylvie Léonard ... Sylvie Cormier-LeBlanc
Caroline Néron ... Carole Bigras-Bourque
Rufus Wainwright ... Le prince chantant
Emma de Caunes ... La journaliste 'People'
Macha Grenon ... La comtesse Béatrice de Savoie
Françoise Graton Françoise Graton ... La mère de Jean-Marc
Rosalie Julien Rosalie Julien ... La vilaine lesbienne
Camille Léonard Rioux Camille Léonard Rioux ... Mégane Cormier-Leblanc
Didier Lucien ... William Chérubin
Kimberly St-Pierre King Kimberly St-Pierre King ... Coralie Cormier-Leblanc (as Kimberly St-Pierre-King)
André Robitaille ... Le supérieur médiat
Pierre Curzi ... Pierre
Paule Baillargeon ... La dame à la minerve
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Jean-Marc is a man without qualities living in times that are out of joint. His wife and children ignore him; he's a mid-level civil servant in Montreal doing his job without care. He has an active imagination of sexual conquest, but his only real feelings come when he visits his aged mother, whose health is failing. When his wife leaves abruptly to work in Toronto, Jean-Marc sets out to reorder things with his daughters, his social life, and at work. In a world that at best is a farce, does he stand a chance? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Canada | France

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Release Date:

26 September 2007 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Laval, Québec, Canada See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Canada's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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References The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) See more »

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Manfredina/ Rotta
Traditional, 14th century Italian
Performed by Skaranzula
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Extremely entertaining black/dark comedy
30 November 2008 | by sharkies69See all my reviews

Saw this recently at the Canadian film festival.

I was expecting to be let down by this film (as Arcand set the bar very high with his previous films. However I was pleasantly surprised and found this to be very, very entertaining.

With the opening shower scene and the fact that his wife is a real estate agent there are obvious comparisons to American Beauty.

Ulimately I think Arcand covers more ground in his film and you can't help but laugh at his very dark and also very accurate observations on modern life in a big city.

From ridiculous government bureaucracy to disconnection through mobile phones and MP3 players, speed dating and relationships in general Arcand is dead on.

I guess the only thing I didn't quite agree with was the notion of moving to the country house away from the city and it's craziness and everything will be just fine.

I guess it is ultimately sad that this is a pretty accurate depiction of modern society in many western countries right now. The level of disconnection among people is both sad and and frustrating.

But I loved the honesty in the film and found it extremely entertaining and much funnier than his other films.


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