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Days of Darkness (2007)

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

Director:

Denys Arcand

Writer:

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 ... 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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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Trivia

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

Connections

References Tout le monde en parle (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

La Barque du père
Lyrics by Denys Arcand and music by Michel Rivard
Performed by Michel Rivard and Marie-Michèle Desrosiers
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This movie exposes everything wrong in Quebec.
20 June 2015 | by alexkebabSee all my reviews

This is not a rip off of American Beauty, but a rip off of Montreal.

The government of Quebec must make this movie mandatory to every immigrant before coming to Quebec because everything in it is 100% true. Our hospitals are horrible and inadequate filled with incompetent doctors, the elderly are treated very badly in nursing homes, the government wastes money in everything but efficiency, less and less people are getting married and affairs are the norm, our laws are retarded and city itself is riddled with depression. sex and alcohol. Our suicidal rates are one the highest and if you don't day dream about an escape, your already dead inside.


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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

26 September 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Days of Darkness See more »

Filming Locations:

Laval, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$277,949, 9 December 2007

Gross USA:

$1,491,525

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,416,328
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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