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LA GRANDE SÉDUCTION

(2003)
109 mins | Comedy |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova Scotia14
P.E.I.14
New Brunswick14
QuebecG
OntarioPG
ManitobaPG
SaskatchewanPG
AlbertaPG
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest TerritoriesPG
NunavutPG
YukonPG

Director: Jean-François Pouliot

Writer(s): Ken Scott

Star(s): Raymond Bouchard, David Boutin, Dominic Michon-Dagenais

Synopsis:

In this amiable comedy, the villagers of St. Marie-La-Mauderne in northern Quebec set out to seduce a Montreal doctor into becoming a local. Their once-prosperous fishing industry has run dry, and only the promise of a new plastics factory coming to town can keep the quaint and lively community intact. Since the new factory requires a resident doctor to be on hand, the boisterous and resourceful mayor (Bouchard) sets out to keep Dr. Christopher Lewis (Boutin) in the village. Dr. Lewis, whose stay in the village was caused by a speeding ticket, is a man of eccentric tastes — he loves cricket, beef Stroganoff and women in open-toed sandals. The villagers set out to create a community that mirrors the habits and loves of the good doctor. Will they succeed?

Winner of the Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival, 2004.

  • Staff Pick

About the Director

Jean-François Pouliot

Montrealer Pouliot co-wrote and directed five animated shorts for the NFB. After directing over 500 commercials, his first feature film was the Genie-nominated La grande séduction, followed by Guide de la petite vengeance, the popular Snowtime! and the 2015 box-office success Dr. Cabbie. Recent projects include Les 3 p’tits cochons 2 and Votez Bougon.

LA GRANDE SÉDUCTION

Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • French - 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • French Language with English Subtitles
  • French Language with French Subtitles

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