Night Zoo

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Un Zoo la Nuit
Night Zoo.jpg
Directed by Jean-Claude Lauzon
Produced by Roger Frappier
Pierre Gendron
Written by Jean-Claude Lauzon
Starring Gilles Maheu
Lynne Adams
Roger Lebel
Music by Jean Corriveau
Cinematography Guy Dufaux
Edited by Michel Arcand
Distributed by FilmDallas (US theatrical)
Release dates 1987 (Cannes premiere)
March 30, 1988 (USA)
Running time 115 minutes
Country Canada
Language French
Box office 1,300,000 CAD

Night Zoo (French: Un Zoo la Nuit) is a 1987 Canadian film. It is directed and written by Jean-Claude Lauzon. The drama made its debut at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

Synopsis[edit]

Marcel (Gilles Maheu) is released from prison, hoping to reconcile with his dying father, Albert (Lebel). Marcel is also harassed by a corrupt gay cop. Marcel returns to his father who reveals that he has money and drugs stashed away for him. Marcel and his gay former cellmate both corner the corrupt cop and get their revenge on him. Julie (Adams) is Marcel's former girlfriend who works in a sex club peep show.

Awards[edit]

The film set a record by winning 13 Genie Awards.

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Availability[edit]

The film was released on videocassette in the United States in 1988 by New World and in Canada that same year by Cinema Plus Video. In 1991, an EP-Mode tape of the film was released by Starmaker Video. To this day, the film has never been released on DVD and as of June 28, 2011, no plans have been made to release the film onto DVD.

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