Mission of Fear

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Mission of Fear
Astataïon, ou Le Festin des morts
Directed byFernand Dansereau
Produced byAndré Belleau
Written byAlec Pelletier
StarringAlain Cuny
Music byMaurice Blackburn
CinematographyGeorges Dufaux
Edited byFernand Dansereau
Distributed byNational Film Board
Release date
  • May 20, 1965 (1965-05-20)
Running time
77 minutes

Mission of Fear (French: Astataïon, ou Le Festin des morts) is a Canadian drama film, directed by Fernand Dansereau and released in 1965.[1]

Based on The Jesuit Relations, the film dramatizes the story of the Canadian Martyrs at the Jesuit mission of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons through the reflections of Jean de Brébeuf (Alain Cuny) as he awaits his death.[2] The cast also includes Jacques Godin, François Guillier, Jacques Kasma, Ginette Letondal, Hubert Loiselle, Yves Létourneau, Monique Mercure, Albert Millaire, Jean-Louis Millette, Jean Perraud, Jean-Guy Sabourin, Marcel Sabourin, Janine Sutto and Maurice Tremblay.

The film won the award for Best Feature Film at the Canadian Film Awards in 1966.[3]


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