THE DESERTER

By Simon LAVOIE

FILMS DU BOULEVARD INC. - as PROD

Historical - Completed 2008

Summer 1944, a young conscript is shot in the back by the Feds. He had deserted the army, that was his only crime.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Historical
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH-CANADIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 107 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Simon LAVOIE
    • Producer(s)
    • Real CHABOT (FILMS DU BOULEVARD)
    • Synopsis
    • Summer, 1944. Georges Guénette, a young deserter from the army, is shot down by the federal police under suspicious circumstances. A reporter is sent to the small town where the drama unfolded, to shed light on the truth. As he interviews witnesses, the deserter’s secret life is revealed: His tense relationship with his parents; His troubled love affair with a married woman; His motive for deserting. Guénette’s death appears to be linked to another event that occurred the previous winter: a policeman was severely beaten by a group of young men from the area. The assailants’ identity remains to be discovered, but Guénette is suspected of having taken part in the beating...
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2008
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