Antoine (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Laura Bari
Produced by Laura Bari
Written by Laura Bari
Starring Antoine Houang
Music by Ramachandra Borcar
Cinematography Laura Bari
Edited by Sophie Farkas Bolla
Distributed by EyeSteelFilm
Release date
  • November 15, 2008 (2008-11-15) (Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal)
Running time
82 minutes
Country Canada
Language French

Antoine is an 82-minutes 2008 Canadian documentary film directed by Laura Bari. The film features a 5-year old blind kid named Antoine Houang. living in Montreal, Quebec. It tells the real and imaginary life of Antoine, a boy detective who runs, drives, makes decisions, hosts radio shows and adores simultaneous telephone conversations. Over the course of two years, he uses a mini-boom microphone to discover and capture the sounds surrounding him. In this manner he also co-created the sound track of this film.[1]


The film opens with a shot of a five-year-old using a braille typewriter to describe in great detail how he became blind at birth. The next scene is Antoine receiving a phone call from Madame Rouski, who dissolved into the water while taking a shower. Antoine's mission is to find Madame Rouski. Equipped with his two best friends and a mini boom microphone to help him find clues, Antoine spends two years of his life locating her. Is she in the yellow daffodils, in the air, in Vietnam, or has she turned into a monster?[2][3][4]



  • Special jury mention in the "doctape award" category Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal (RIDM), Montreal, (November 2008)
  • Prix Lindalee Tracey, Hot Docs, Toronto (May 2009)
  • First Special Jury Prize, for Emotions Pictures, Athens, Greece (June 2009)
  • Honor Prize for Best Experimental Documentary, Docupolis, Barcelona (September 2009)


  1. ^ "Antoine (2008)". Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "ANTOINE". Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Antoine (2008) - Laura Bari - Trailer". Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Antoine". Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

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