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      The Auction

      2013 1h 51m Drama List
      Reviews 82% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Gaby owns a sheep farm and decides to dismantle it when his daughter needs financial help. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Claude Peck Minneapolis Star Tribune Director Sbastien Pilote tells his story simply, and gets terrific, real-life performances from all of his actors. Rated: 3/4 Mar 31, 2014 Full Review Robert Koehler Cinema Scope Humourless, sincere and inevitable, everything in Le Dmantlement is right there on the surface... Oct 2, 2017 Full Review Louis Proyect A modern twist on the King Lear tragedy. Captures the rhythms of farm life as much as any documentary, depicting a way of life fast disappearing. Aug 21, 2014 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It punches the viewer in the gut with a belly full of reality, that emotionally has knock out power. Rated: B+ Jul 31, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Very slow with lots of lingering camera shots which maintain a glacial pace. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member This decent Québécois drama has fine performances and makes good use of its locations, deserving every bit of our attention due to the delicate and intimate way that it tells us its story - even though it never takes off to become something special or memorable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member This is the story of a Canadian farmer which was told in a quite realistic mode. A man who lives in the countryside and his way of life was presented beautifully on the screen. It also speaks the value of the family members even though each of them are spread out to different places seeking a better life and future. I had seen many movies that depict the farmers' lives around the world, but this part of the world probably first time for me. The story of a father who live alone in a country farm on which he raises livestocks. Among the best in the surrounding area and people are jealous of it. One day one of his daughters comes asking financial help. As a father how he reacts to the circumstance to give support to his daughter. For that he has to sacrifice his way of life he led in the last 40 years, which ends in a high note emotion. I am quite happy for choosing this. It was an heartwarming melodrama. Many touchy lines reached real deep into me. The character Gaby was the highlight of the movie. The actor who did that role was fantastic, must recognize and acknowledge it. The movie was too slow though well executed in every part of the story. Strictly for drama movie fans and family audience. It was a simple and good movie. There's nothing more to talk about than a watch and to know it yourself. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Boring movie. I cleaned the house while watching this so I can't say it was a waste of 111 minutes of my time. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Following a small trend of films with farmers living a rural lifestyle in the 21st century, The Dismantling is the tale of a sheep farmer who chooses to sell his sheep farm that was handed down to him from his own father to come to the financial rescue of his daughter. Despite the fact that this film may be seen as a man's relentless descent into a self-inflicted unhappiness, this film is quite crowd pleasing. This is not only because The Dismantling pains an interesting and intriguing domestic picture through wonderful photography that really treasures its countryside surroundings. It is also due to a great leading performance by Gabriel Arcand, who balances his character's quietness with his own facial expressions that conceal benevolence, melancholia and unconditional love all at once. Furthermore, the sheep farmer is portrayed with an air of solemnity and heroism, as if here were a lonely ranger alienated from the outside world and mighty in his struggles to fight back the fast paced urban modern way of living. This in turn leads us to wonder whether what we are seeing is the act of unconditional love of a father for his daughters or a sign of defeat of a man of older and outdated principles in this technological age - the latter point strengthened by a profound hostility towards an unwanted computer being brought to his house. This core dilemma is quite troubling and the aforementioned descent culminated in an ending full of poetry and an unsettling contrasting joyful despondency, which fulfils the power of the intimate and sometimes even uncomfortable character study that is certainly worth the wait, even through its dead moments and a slow start. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Dose intense d'émotion. Le démantèlement n'invente rien, mais il est efficace. Gabriel Arcand y est extraordinaire.... Une boule dans la gorge tout au long, le film de Sebastien Pilote fonctionne..... Paysage et musique me rappellant à l'occasion BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. L'amour inconditionnel filmé avec délicatesse. Une belle réussite. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Gaby owns a sheep farm and decides to dismantle it when his daughter needs financial help.
      Sébastien Pilote
      Bernadette Payeur, Daigle Marc
      Sébastien Pilote
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 24, 2017
      1h 51m
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