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An Invented Story


Directed by André Fortier

Written by Jacques Marcotte, André Forcier

Genre:  Dramatic

Length :  100 minutes

Language:  French


In this Quebec tragic comedy, Gaston, a trumpeter on the downslide, comes back from Cleveland to Montreal where Florence, who loves him in vain, is ecstatic about his return.  But Gaston falls for Soledad, Florence’s actress-daughter, and tries to console her: Soledad has just caught her unfaithful lover, Tibo, being unfaithful to her.


But progress is slow, so one evening Gaston’s friends handcuff him to Soledad right before she goes onstage. The audience is delighted, but Florence is heartbroken — as is Tibo — who is playing opposite Soledad and still loves her madly. The pleasantly bizarre world of cabarets serves as the backdrop to the Shakespearean drama that unfolds and undermines the traditional love triangle by leading to a joyously buffoonish conclusion.

Cast :

John Lapointe

Louise Marleau

Charlotte Laurier

Marc Messier

Jean-Francois Pichette

France Castel

Tony Tuesday

Marc Gelinas

Louis de Santis

Warren williams

Leo Munger

Angelo Cadet

Louise Gagnon

Denis Bouchard

With the special participation of Donald Pilon



Cannes Film Festival 1991

Selected for the Directors' Fortnight

Genie Award 1991 Three nominations

991 Sydney Film Festival

Selected for viewing

1990 Sudbury Cinefest

Award for Best Canadian Film

1990 Montreal World Film Festival

Best Canadian Film Award

Most Popular Film Award

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