Le Vendeur (The Salesman)

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A man whose career has defined his life must contend with an economy that has little use for him in this low-key independent drama. Marcel Levesque (Gilbert Sicotte) sells cars at a dealership in a small town in Quebec. Now in his late 60s, Levesque has spent most of his adult life as a salesman, and has been "employee of the month" at his shop every month for an impressive sixteen years. Levesque can't imagine doing much besides selling automobiles, but soon he might have to: his town has gone into a severe decline after the paper mill that was their biggest employer went out of business, and while Levesque still has the drive and the gift of gab, the community is going broke and no one has the money to buy a car. Widowed Levesque still has the love of his daughter (Nathalie Cavezzali) and grandson (Jeremy Tessier) to sustain him, but that may not be enough for long. Le Vendeur (aka The Salesman) was the first feature film from director Sebastien Pilote.

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Critic Reviews for Le Vendeur (The Salesman)

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  • Marcel is not a complicated soul. I mustn't give away the climax, but it forces him to look beneath his public mask.

    Feb 3, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A masterful observation of ordinary people squeezing what they need to get by out of unforgiving circumstances.

    Feb 2, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Le Vendeur (The Salesman)

  • Apr 01, 2012
    This is a chronicle, so not much is going on. The background is interesting though and the main character fits well in this universe. The main problem though, is that Sebatien Pilote seems afraid to keep his film on the chosen path and adds predictable and annoying events to keep the story moving. Still, it's got interesting themes and it is pretty good. Gilbert Sicotte gives the performance of his career.
    Hugo S Super Reviewer

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