Conquest (1998 film)

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Conquest
Directed by Piers Haggard
Produced by Christina Jennings and Stephen Onda
Written by Rob Forsyth
Starring Lothaire Bluteau. Tara FitzGerald, Monique Mercure, David Fox and Eugene Lipinski
Music by Ron Sures
Production
company
Greenpoint Films
Heartland Motion Pictures
Shaftesbury Films
Distributed by Oasis International
Release dates 1998
Running time 94 minutes
Country Canada
United Kingdom
Language English

Conquest is a 1998 British-Canadian romantic comedy film set in the dying prairie town of Conquest, Saskatchewan, most of whose remaining residents are in their 70s and depressed. Thirty-two-year-old Pincer Bedier (Lothaire Bluteau), the French-Canadian manager of the only bank branch in the town, dreams of reviving the town and its only cash crop, the edible pea pods of the Caragana bush. Daisy MacDonald (Tara FitzGerald), a young, beautiful and mysterious English or Australian woman, happens into town in her bright red Alpha Romeo sports car and when it stalls, finds herself stranded indefinitely until the needed parts can be shipped in. Her presence invigourates the town and its inhabitants and romance develops between her and the young banker, while the older inhabitants catch his vision of the future.[1][2]

Conquest was shown at the 1998 Montreal World Film Festival. In 1999 Monique Mercure won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, that of Grace Gallagher. Conquest has been shown on the Showtime network in the United States.

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