February 15, 1839

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This article is about the Quebec film. For the date, see February 15 and 1839.
15 février 1839
Directed by Pierre Falardeau
Produced by René Chénier
Marc Daigle
Bernadette Payeur
Written by Pierre Falardeau
Starring Luc Picard
Sylvie Drapeau
Frédéric Gilles
Julien Poulin
Denis Trudel
Music by Jean St-Jacques
Cinematography Alain Dostie
Edited by Claude Palardy
Téléfilm Canada
Cinépix Film
Distributed by Christal Films
Release date
  • January 16, 2001 (2001-01-16)
Running time
120 minutes
Country Canada
Language French
Box office $248,093[1]

February 15, 1839 (original title: 15 février 1839) is a 2001 Quebec historical drama film. Directed by Pierre Falardeau, it is about the incarceration at the Pied-du-Courant Prison and the execution by hanging there of Patriote participants of the Lower Canada Rebellion. Those rebels sought to make Lower Canada, now Quebec, a republic independent from the British Empire.

It features as characters the historical figures François-Marie-Thomas Chevalier de Lorimier, his wife Henriette and Charles Hindelang.

Pierre Falardeau said that Telefilm Canada approved Michel Brault's 1999 movie Quand je serai parti... vous vivrez encore as an excuse to initially deny funds for 15 février 1839.[citation needed] It released in the United States by Lionsgate on January 26, 2001. It won four Prix Jutra for Actor (Luc Picard), Supporting Actress (Sylvie Drapeau), Art Direction and Sound.


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  1. ^ "15 février 1839 (2001)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved October 9, 2011. 

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