Votez Bougon

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Votez Bougon
Directed byJean-François Pouliot
Release date
2016
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish

Votez Bougon is a Canadian comedy film, directed by Jean-François Pouliot and released in 2016.[1]

Based on the 2000s television sitcom Les Bougon, the film is a political satire in which Paul Bougon (Rémy Girard) enters politics, starting his own political party and catching a populist wave that results in his being elected as the new Premier of Quebec.[2] All of the actors from the television series reprised their original roles, with the exception that the role of adopted daughter Mao was recast.[3]

Although press coverage of the film noted some similarities to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump,[4] the film was more directly inspired by Quebec populist gadfly Bernard "Rambo" Gauthier [fr].[5]

The film was a shortlisted finalist for the Prix du public, an audience-voted fan award, at the 19th Prix Iris.[6] It was the second most successful Quebec film of 2016 at the box office, behind The 3 L'il Pigs 2 (Les 3 p'tits cochons 2).[7]

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