Comfort and Indifference

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Comfort and Indifference
Le confort et l'indifférence
Directed by Denys Arcand
Produced by
  • Jean Dansereau
  • Roger Frappier
Cinematography Alain Dostie
Edited by Pierre Bernier
Release date
  • 7 February 1982 (1982-02-07)
Running time
109 minutes
Country Canada
Language French

Comfort and Indifference (French: Le confort et l'indifférence) is a 1981 documentary film by Denys Arcand, offering an analysis of the 1980 Quebec referendum, in which "sovereignty-association" was defeated as a first step to eventual secession from Canada. The film takes the position that the referendum result was a failure of courage and that the Québécois were numbed by prosperity and the explicitly Machiavellian manipulations of federalist leaders.

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