Bingo (1974 film)
|Directed by||Jean-Claude Lord|
|Music by||Michel Comte|
Claude La Rue|
|Edited by||Jean-Claude Lord|
Les Films Mutuels
Ambassador Film Distributors (Canada)|
Michèle Dimitri Films (France)
Les Films Mutuels (all media)
|March 14, 1974|
Director Jean-Claude Lord exploits the post-October Crisis paranoia that was rampant in Quebec with considerable panache with this skilful melodrama. Although the story is not about the events leading up to the War Measures Act, it does draw upon the fabric and feelings of that time. A young photographer (Réjean Guénette) becomes unwittingly entangled in a terrorist organization, which engages in a plot against prominent politicians and business leaders before an upcoming election. The film was hugely popular in Quebec and established Lord as a major director with this, his third feature.
- The Cinema of Canada Jerry White - 2006 - Page 33 "... as well as the 1990s and early 2000s, witnessed a number of highly lucrative domestic productions, such as Denis Heroux's Valerie (1968), Claude Fournier's Deuxfemmes en or (1970), Jean-Claude Lord's Bingo (1974) and, more recently, ..."
- Eugene P. Walz Canada's Best Features: Critical Essays on 15 Canadian Films 2002 "... decided to do neither an actual documentary on the events, like Robin Spry's Action: The October Crisis of 1970 (1973), nor a wholly fictionalized rendition of the incidents, like Jean-Claude Lord's contemporary political thriller Bingo (1974), ..."
- Billboard - Volume 86 - Page 56 1974 ... music by Michel Conte. Les Grands Ballets Ca- nadiens will premiere the work in March at Montreal's Place des Arts. ... In early February Lise Thouin will have her recording of the theme song from her husband's movie, "Bingo," released by ...
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