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Gaz Bar Blues

  • Film
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Time Out says

Mr Brochu, who is afflicted with Parkinson's disease, operates the gas station/social centre of the title, fighting what feels like a losing battle against theft, competition and the disinterest of his two eldest sons. But, the hub of a community of sorts, he provides a more or less friendly face and a place to sit for assorted types. This gently melancholy, quietly affecting drama of lives most local offers no real revelations, but builds a convincing low key picture of aspirations compromised and relationships in patchwork progress. It's also telling on the means by which a sense of place - the weave of people, position, incident and history - is maintained, and how easily it can slip. Asking understated questions about the shape and priorities of life, as well as its underlying economic pressures, the film riffs around a timeless tune.
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Release Details

  • Duration:115 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Louis Bélanger
  • Screenwriter:Louis Bélanger
  • Cast:
    • Serge Thériault
    • Gilles Renaud
    • Sébastien Delorme
    • Réal Bossé
    • Maxime Dumontier
    • Danny Gilmore
    • Gaston Caron
    • Daniel Gadouas
    • Claude Legault
    • Gaston Lepage
    • Fanny Mallette
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