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Les Fous de Bassan Details

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When handsome, magnetic and a bit of a rogue, young Steven Brown returns to his hometown on the Gaspé peninsula in Quebec in 1936 after wandering around the world a bit, his added glamor sets many a female heart pounding. However, this same town is noteworthy for its claustrophobic air of moralistic repression, and one result of his return is an outbreak of crimes of passion, including a couple of rapes. In fact, for a short time it looks like his entire town is out to destroy itself. Somehow the young man survives to tell this tale as an old man, reliving his memories through flashbacks. This sensitively crafted film is based on a novel by Anne Hébert, and all the English characters in it were recast as French-speaking. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Marie Tifo Best Supporting Actress 1987 Nominee
Genie Awards Michel Proulx Best Art Direction/Production Design 1987 Nominee
Genie Awards Nicole Pelletier Best Costume Design 1987 Nominee
Berlin International Film Festival Yves Simoneau In Competition 1987 Nominee
Genie Awards Alain Dostie Best Cinematography 1987 Nominee

Cast

Steve Banner
as Stevens Brown
Charlotte Valandrey
as Olivia Atkins
Laure Marsac
as Nora Atkins
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
as Pastor Jones
Lothaire Bluteau
as Perceval Brown
Marie Tifo
as Irene Jones
Jean-Louis Millette
as Vieux Stevens
Paul Hebert
as Thimothe Brown
Guy Thauvette
as Patrick Atkins
Jocelyn Berube

Crew

Yves Simoneau
Director
Justine Heroux
Producer
Yves Simoneau
Screenwriter
Marcel Beaulieu
Screenwriter
Alain Dostie
Cinematographer
Richard Gregoire
Composer (Music Score)
Joëlle van Effenterre
Editor
Michel Proulx
Production Designer
Michel Proulx
Art Director
Frances Calder
Set Designer
Nicole Pelletier
Costume Designer
Paul Dion
Sound/Sound Designer
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