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No (1998)





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Robert Lepage directed this Canadian comedy, filmed in black and white and color and adapted from Lepage's play The Seven Branches of the River Ota. In October 1970, Montreal actress Sophie (Anne-Marie Cadieux) appears in a Feydeau farce at the Osaka World's Fair. Back in Montreal, her boyfriend Michel (Alexis Martin) watches the October Crisis on TV and sees Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau declare the War Measures Act. The Canadian Army patrols Montreal streets. Sophie learns she's pregnant and phones Michel. However, Michel is immersed in politics, while Sophie rejects the amorous advances of her co-star (Eric Bernier), becomes friendly with a blind translator, and passes an evening with frivolous Canadian embassy official Walter (Richard Frechette) and his wife Patricia (Marie Gignac). Meanwhile, in Montreal, Michael plots terrorist activities. Commenting on East-West cultural distinctions, the film intercuts between Quebec (in black and white) and Japan (in color). Shown in competition at the 1998 Montreal Film Festival.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Anne-Marie Cadieux
as Sophie Maltais
Marie Gignac
as Patricia Hébert
Richard Fréchette
as Richard Fréchette
Alexis Martin
as Michel
Eric Bernier
as Francois-Xavier
Jules Philip
as Policier No. 1
Tony Conte
as Policier No. 2
Ghislaine Vincent
as Madame Petypon
Jean Leloup
as Livreur
Walter T. Cassidy
as Acteur Nô
Yosh Tagushi
as Médecin
Robert Bellefeuille
as Curé Feydeau
Lynda Lepage-Beaulieu
as Madame Feydeau
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