Junior (2008 film)

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Directed by Isabelle Lavigne
Stéphane Thibault
Produced by Johanne Bergeron
Yves Bisaillon
Written by Isabelle Lavigne
Stéphane Thibault
Starring Benjamin Breault
Christian Daigle
Michel Morissette
Éric Dubois
Éric Messier
Jean-Pierre Lareau
Ryan-James Hand
François Bouchard
Alexandre Picard-Hooper
Jonathan Duchesneau
Michel Laroque
Jacques Tremblay
Pierre Parent
Denis Leblanc
Marcel Marsolais
Patrick Lowe
Alex Lamontagne
Ryan Lehr
Gilles Côté
Brian St-Louis
Edited by René Roberge
Release date
  • September 10, 2008 (2008-09-10) (RIDM)
  • January 28, 2008 (2008-01-28) (Quebec)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Canada
Language French, English

Junior is a 2008 documentary film chronicling a year in the life of Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Co-directed by Isabelle Lavigne and Stéphane Thibault and produced by the National Film Board of Canada, the film was named Best Documentary: Society at the Prix Gémeaux and Best Canadian Feature Documentary at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.[1] It also won the Sheffield Doc/Fest Audience Award in 2009. [2]

The film was shot in Direct Cinema style and follows players, managers, trainers, shareholders, agents and recruiters over the course of an entire season.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Junior". Film Collection. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sheffield Doc/Fest". Wikipedia. 2017-02-12. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Jason (16 April 2008). "Hot Docs". Eye Weekly. Retrieved 19 September 2010. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Hewings, Meg (24 January 2008). "The business of hockey". Hour. Archived from the original on 4 April 2008. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 

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