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The Demons

OT: Les démons

Philippe Lesage // Canada, 2015
Fiction Feature // FF2015
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A wave of kidnappings of young boys shocks Montreal. Towards the end of the school year, 10-year old Félix lets his imagination run riot. Nothing ever seems to happen in the sleepy suburb he lives in, but Félix is frightened of everything: that his parents will divorce, that the madman who is kidnapping boys will come after him, his weird neighbour, even AIDS. Slowly but surely, the demons in his head begin to resemble those in the outside world. The Demons is a moving, atmospherically dense coming-of-age film, in which Édouard Tremblay-Grenier turns in an impressive performance as Félix.


PHILIPPE LESAGE (*1977) began his career making documentaries. His autobiographical film The Demons (2015) was an international success and was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG Genesis is another autobiographical work.



Les démons

Fiction Feature





118 min

OV with German subtitles

Philippe Lesage

Philippe Lesage

Edouard Tremblay-Grenier, Pier-Luc Funk, Yannick Gobeil-Dugas, Vassili Schneider, Sarah Mottet, Mathis Thomas

Galilé Marion-Gauvin, Philippe Lesage

Nicolas Canniccioni

Mathieu Bouchard-Malo

Pye Corner Audio

Marjorie Rhéaume

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