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Réjeanne Padovani (1973)





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In this early work from director Denys Arcand (Jesus of Montreal), Vincent Padovani (Jean Lajeunesse) is a French-Canadian contractor whose new superhighway is about to open. At a party he throws with the local money-men and political honchos, Padovani willingly indulges in the sort of debauchery that is permissible only in the highest social circles. The revelry is interrupted -- briefly -- when the ex-wife of the highway financier turns up; the financier's bodyguards promptly rub her out and have her body dumped in cement...and by film's end, the unfortunate woman winds up a left turn on Padovani's highway. The anti-establishment ambience of Réjeanne Padovani has a bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you feel, inasmuch as the film was financed by a government grant. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Hélène Loiselle
as Mrs Desaulniers
Gabriel Arcand
as Carlo Ferrara
André Mélançon
as Lucien Bertrand
Julien Poulin
as Mike Delvecchio
Luce Guilbault
as Rejeanne Padovani
J. Leo Gagnon
as Georges Bouchard Road Minister
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