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Petits meurtres d'Amérique

Petits meurtres d'Amérique

A Feature film by Robert Morin

Release in France : 05/05/2004


    We’re somewhere in the heart of Quebec in a small village far from the big city and its dawn screech of squad car sirens and human screams. Martial, an experienced police officer, has just shot a young black man. Two investigators lead the enquiry. Statements follow on from each other, but make no sense of the situation.
    A series of flashbacks provide glimpses of the night the killing took place. An angry black teenager demolishes a statue representing a ‘negro’ fishing in Cédulie’s manicured garden. The old woman and her backward son, Polo, come out of their house with a shotgun. Betrand, a neighbor, and Tâton, Canard, Josée and Samantha, a group of drunk partygoers, stop to watch the action. Old quarrels and fears rise to the surface; alcohol adds to the lethal mix. Things heat up and take a nasty turn: there’s a chase through the cornfields, a phony interrogation and then a gun goes off. Cédulie is killed by a bullet shot from her own gun. The black teenager is wounded. Someone calls for help.
    But what really happened and who killed Cédulie?

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution

    French distribution :


    Photos (5)

    Full credits (9)

    Screenwriter :

    Robert Morin

    Sound Recordist :

    Marcel Chouinard

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Monica Donati

    Costume designer :

    Sophie Lefebvre

    Sound mixer :

    Hans Peter Strobl

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Pierre St-Louis

    Production Manager :

    Réal Chabot

    Editor :

    Lorraine Dufour

    French distributor :

    Amel Lacombe

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    Minority French

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    French release :


    Runtime :

    1 h 32 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

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