Bad Seeds
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Showings
Uptown TheatreThu, Apr 20 9:50 PM Event Date Passed
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Les mauvaises herbes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Comedy
Dark Comedy
Crime
Francophone
Voice Category:Laugh Out Loud
Release Year:2016
Runtime:105 min
Awards:Best Screenplay & Audience Award - Festival du Film d'Angouleme
Country:Canada
Language:French
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Seville International
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/162716650
Cast/Crew
Director:Louis Bélanger
Producer:Lorraine Dufour
Luc Vandal
Cinematographer:Pierre Mignot
Screenwriter:Louis Bélanger
Alexis Martin
Editor:Claude Palardy
Composer:Guy Bélanger
Principal Cast:Alexis Martin
Gilles Renaud
Emmanuelle Lussier-Martinez
Luc Picard
Filmography:Post Mortem ('99)
Gaz Bar Blues ('03)
Le génie du crime ('06)
The Timekeeper ('09)
Route 132 ('10)
Description

When struggling actor Jacques finds himself at the mercy of the local mob for his outrageous gambling debts, he flees Montreal and heads to the remotest part of northern Quebec. There he meets Simon, a really grumpy farmer who forces Jacques to help him harvest his bumper crop of marijuana. Soon they’re joined by Francesca, a hydrologist with some pretty great ideas on how to improve the crop. But Jacques’ rough past follows him all the way up north, leading to a confrontation that might prove fatal.

Inspired by the Coen Brothers and Italian crime films of the 70s, Bad Seeds is a warm, yet edgy thriller that also celebrates friendship. “[R]emains humane but restrained in its appreciation of a gang of misfits who rescue each other from solitude with the help of some valuable weed.” —Variety


Director’s Biography

Louis Bélanger: Louis Bélanger was born 1964 in Beauport, Quebec and has a degree in communications from Université du Québec à Montréal. He is the director of six feature films including Post Mortem, which won Best Director at the Montreal World Film Festival and earned Genie Awards for best new director and best screenplay.


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