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Drifting States  {Les états nordiques}

Drifting States
Les états nordiques

Canada, 2005, 91 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, French/French Canadian
Program: Contemporary World Cinema
Language: French English Subtitles

DIRECTOR: Denis Côté
Producer: Denis Côté
Editor: Rafaël Ouellet
Screenwriter: Denis Côté, Christian LeBlanc
Cinematographer: Denis Laplante
Principal Cast: Christian LeBlanc

Low-budget but highly charged, stark but saturated, Denis Côté’s feature debut is a sharply rendered portrait of alienation. Christian is a man in trouble—occupying a no-man’s land between compassion and violence, escape and acceptance. When he leaves the big city of Montreal for a job as a garbage collector in a small town, he knows his days are numbered. So does the audience, for whom tension builds and builds amid sparse dialogue and Côté’s penchant for absorbing realism.

Sponsored by Consulate General of Canada in Denver, Quèbec Government Office in Los Angeles

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