Les Ordres

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Les Ordres
Directed by Michel Brault
Produced by Gui Caron
Bernard Lalonde
Written by Michel Brault
Starring Jean Lapointe
Hélène Loiselle
Guy Provost
Claude Gauthier
Louise Forestier
Cinematography Michel Brault
François Protat
Edited by Yves Dion
Release dates
  • September 27, 1974 (1974-09-27)
Running time 109 minutes
Country Canada
Language French

Orders (original title: Les Ordres, known in the United States as: Orderers) is a 1974 Quebec historical drama film about the incarceration of innocent civilians during the 1970 October Crisis and the War Measures Act enacted by the Canadian government of Pierre Trudeau. It is the second film by director Michel Brault. It features entertainer and Senator Jean Lapointe.

The film tells the story of five of those incarcerated civilians. It is scripted but is inspired by a number of interviews with actual prisoners made during the events and its style is heavily inspired by the Quebec school of Cinéma vérité. It is a docufiction.

It won a Cannes Film Festival Award in 1975 and four Canadian Film Awards (predecessor of the Genie Awards) the same year. It was also selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 48th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]

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  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Les Ordres". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time," The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2012, URL accessed 28 April 2013.

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