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      October

      1994 1h 37m Drama List
      Reviews 80% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Based on the true story of the 1970 kidnapping and murder of a Quebec cabinet minister by political revolutionaries. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Octobre is a film that recounts the October crisis of 1970. After The FLQ kidnapped a government official. Directed by Controversial French filmmaker Pierre Falardeau, this is a decent film that could have been much better than what it turned out to be. The performances are decent, however considering the subject this film could have been far better and it is a shame that the result is a somewhat lacking film that entertain, but is short of its potential. Pierre Falardeau is a filmmaker that doesn't know how to develop his story. Falardeau tries to construct an effective plot, but it ends up being a somewhat watchable film that has an interesting idea, but is underdeveloped due to a so-so script. Although it is not a memorable film, it does boast a few standout scenes, but as a whole, Octobre is one of those films that doesn't warrant multiple viewing. The cast do what they can with the material at hand, if only the direction would have been better. Falardeau is not a good filmmaker and his films suffer from really engaging, well structured plots. This was a dark period in Quebec history and it deserves to be told in a broader sense. As it is, it is a one dimensional film that only tells the story of the terrorist's point of view. It's an interesting aspect to watch how things unfold in the FLQ during the crisis, but Farlardeau just gives us part of the story, not the whole picture, which makes Octobre a decent, but very flawed film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review ronny a Excellent !! Le souci du dà (C)tail est rà (C)aliser à perfection !! Nous vainquerons... Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Ce film est touchant de réalisme, d'émotion et d'authenticité. Certains moments sont particulièrement intenses. Parmi l'ensemble des films de Pierre Falardeau, je considère celui-ci comme un de ses meilleurs. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member A la question plaidez-vous coupable ou non coupable? Les accuses répondirent : Responsables!!! Assez fort comme reponse...Classique quebecois Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member A portrayal of the Lacrosse kidnappers in the October Crisis as they deal with the unplanned consequences of their actions. As one character put it, he's in a meat grinder, continually being pushed forward. A good film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Falardeau à son meilleur!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Based on the true story of the 1970 kidnapping and murder of a Quebec cabinet minister by political revolutionaries.
      Director
      Pierre Falardeau
      Producer
      Bernadette Payeur, Marc Daigle
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 11, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 37m