|Directed by||Robert Lepage|
|Produced by||Bruno Jobin|
|Written by||Robert Lepage
|Music by||Michel F. Côté
|Edited by||Aube Foglia|
|Distributed by||Alliance Atlantis
New Yorker Films
The film is set in 1970 at the height of the FLQ bombings in Montreal, known as the October Crisis. During the Crisis, Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau instituted the War Measures Act, which resulted in martial law on the streets of Montreal. The central character, Sophie (Anne-Marie Cadieux), is an actress working in Osaka, Japan at Expo '70, while her boyfriend Michel (Alexis Martin) is an FLQ sympathizer. Sophie discovers that she is pregnant and phones Michel, but before she can tell him, two FLQ friends suddenly turn up at his apartment looking for a place to hide, and Michel has to hang up. Sophie, who is unaware of the crises happening in Montreal, is upset by Michel apparently not wanting to talk to her, and isn't even sure if he is the father. She has to decide whether to stay and get an abortion in Japan, where abortion is legal, or keep the baby and return to Montreal the next day as planned. Meanwhile, she has to avoid the advances of fellow actor François-Xavier (Éric Bernier) and survive a dinner with Canadian ambassador Walter (Richard Fréchette) and his difficult wife Patricia (Marie Gignac). Sophie's interpreter friend Hanako (Marie Brassard), a Japanese woman blinded by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, is preparing to move to Vancouver with her Canadian interpreter boyfriend. In the meantime, in Montreal, Michel's two friends are plotting to set off a bomb, but they end up blowing up Michel's apartment by mistake.
- Monk, Katherine (2001). Weird sex & snowshoes and other Canadian film phenomena (Vancouver: Rainforest Books) ISBN 1-55192-474-9
- Evangelista, Matthew (2011). Gender, Nationalism, and War : Conflict on the Movie Screen. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 203–252.
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