Belizaire the Cajun (2011)



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Belizaire is the unofficial spokesman for his people in this film set in the Cajun country of 19th-century Louisiana. His ex-girlfriend is now the wife of a local bigot who wants to rid the area of Cajuns. When the man turns up murdered, Belizaire is blamed.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Romance
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Armand Assante
as Belizaire Breaux
Gail Youngs
as Alida Thibodaux
Michael Schoeffling
as Hypolite Leger
Stephen McHattie
as James Willoughby
Will Patton
as Matthew Perry
Nancy Barrett
as Rebecca
Loulan Pitre
as Sheriff
Jim Levert
as Amadee Meaux
Ernie Vincent
as Old Perry
Paul Landry
as Sosthene
Robert Duvall
as Preacher
Bob Edmundson
as Head Vigilante
Robin Wood
as Vigilante
Bertrand de Blanc
as Man on Porch
Charlie Goulas
as Vigilante
Michael Doucet
as Fiddler
Merlyn Foret
as Parrain's Wife
Lauren Greene
as Dancing Girl
Dennis LeBlanc
as Father of Dancing Girl
Bertrand DeBlanc
as Man on Porch
Steve Broussard
as Man at Gallows
Ken Meaux
as Card Player
Craig Soileau
as Card Player
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Critic Reviews for Belizaire the Cajun

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

The film is plagued by too many long, dead moments in which the story doesn't seem to be getting anywhere and attention wanders.

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Another ethnic group -- Cajuns, this time -- suffers the patronizing ministrations of the American Independent Cinema.

Full Review… | October 16, 2001
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Belizaire has personality and quiet charm and a lot of affection, mixed in with the more predictable action elements.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

This is an impressive debut film.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

It's billed as a romantic comedy, but Cajun humor, like crawfish gumbo, takes some getting used to.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Unique and flavorable slice of life.

Full Review… | November 14, 2011
TV Guide

Audience Reviews for Belizaire the Cajun

I enjoyed it mainly because of the Cajun music. I looked at the credits to find out who played the music and at that time (late 1980's) I attended a Cajun Bluegrass concert and met Michael Doucet the musician and had him sign a vinyl from the movie. I still love Cajun music and the movie was better for it.

MarieElena Mathena
MarieElena Mathena

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