The Death of a Lumberjack

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The Death of a Lumberjack
The Death of a Lumberjack Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Gilles Carle
Produced by Pierre David
Pierre Lamy
Written by Gilles Carle
Arthur Lamothe
Starring Carole Laure
Cinematography René Verzier
Edited by Gilles Carle
Release date
  • 25 January 1973 (1973-01-25)
Running time
115 minutes
Country Canada
Language French

The Death of a Lumberjack (French: La Mort d'un bûcheron) is a 1973 Canadian drama film directed by Gilles Carle. It was entered into the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


A young woman (Carole Laure) from rural Quebec comes to Montreal to find out the whereabouts of her father. She takes a job as a topless cowgirl singer in a nightclub owned by Armand (Willie Lamothe). Through her father’s mistress, Blanche (Denise Filiatrault), she discovers he was working in a lumberjack camp and travels with Armand and Blanche to find him; however, it turns out he has been murdered by the camp’s owners.


The Death of a Lumberjack is one of director Gilles Carle's better films, admired in Quebec, although it’s virtually unknown in the rest of Canada.[2][3] It won Canadian Film Awards for Supporting Actor (Lamothe) and Musical Score.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Death of a Lumberjack". Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  2. ^ Retrieved Oct. 14/15
  3. ^ Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film, ed. Wyndham Wise, University of Toronto Press, 2001, pp. 36-37

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