30.09. - 09.10.2021

Shambles Canada 2016 | 91 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Karl Lemieux

Karl Lemieux (*1980) is co-founder of a collective based in Montreal specializing inproducing and exhibiting Super-8 and 16mm films. His shorts and installationshave been shown at exhibitions and festivals. Since 2010, he has been a memberof the band Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

rated for 0 + years
Vincent is in trouble. He's stolen drugs from the wrong people and has to get out of town for a while. Unexpectedly, for the first time in years he comes into contact with his brother Michel, the black sheep of the family who lives in the country. Michel leads an apparently normal life, chilling with friends and playing drums in a band. The brothers struggle to get closer, but the past hangs like a cloud of smog over the present – and it soon turns out that it's not only Vincent who's in a downward spiral. Made in a ghostly monochrome and with a unconventional narrative structure, the film draws the viewer in to a dystopian rural world where violence is an everyday phenomenon and where a glimmer of humanity nonetheless shines through the cracks. 


Original title: Maudite Poutine
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Karl Lemieux
Screenplay: Karl Lemieux, Marie-Douce St-Jacques
Cast: Jean-Simon Leduc, Martin Dubreuil, Francis La Haye, Robin Aubert, Marie Brassard, Alexa-Jeanne Dubé
Producer: Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant
Director of Photography: Mathieu Laverdière
Music: David Bryant, Thierry Amar, Kevin Doria
Production Design: art director: Louisa Schabas
Editor: Marc Boucrot
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Stray Dogs
Production: Metafilms INC
Contact: Laura Nacher, Stray Dogs:


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