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FFF:2 Frogs dans l’Ouest(15)
24/11/2011 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Director Dany Papineau
Cast Mirianne Brûlé, Dany Papineau, Jessica Malka, Germain Houde, Diane Lavallé, Anik Vermette, Valérie Chevalier
I 2010 I 97mins I
Actor Dany Papineau directs and stars in this fish-out-of-water-meets-coming of- age story about Marie (Mirianne Brulé), a strong willed but naive young French Canadian girl who decides to ditch college and hitchhike to the west coast to hang out, ski, and “make it” in Whistler. The journey is a bit bumpy but all seems well until her stuff is stolen at her Whistler hostel. She’s taken in by a friendly orderly, Jean-François (or JF, played by director Dany Papineau), another Francophone expat from the east who lets her stay with him and his two roommates – a bi-polar sexpot named Gaby (Jessica Malka) and their fun gay buddy, Brad (Brandon Barton). As Marie quickly realises, life in Whistler is all feast or famine. In the off-season, jobs are scarce and everyone spends their time scraping their pennies together in order to get high and party. When the first snowfalls (or “dumps”), the jobs and money roll in, and the parties get even wilder. As it turns out, finding oneself in the mountains isn’t as easy as it seems… Based on a short that Papineau made in 2004, both leads give honest and charming performances.
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