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23 Ratings

Family First

Chien de garde

Directed by Sophie Dupuis
Canada, 2018


Brothers JP and Vincent are inseparable and unwavering in their devotion to their violent, uncomfortably close-knit Québécois crime family. When JP’s conscience rears its head and he begins to question his life as a career criminal, the family threatens to come apart at the seams.

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Family First Directed by Sophie Dupuis

Awards & Festivals

Canadian Screen Awards

2019 | 3 nominations including: Best Motion Picture

2019 | Winner: Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Critics reviews

Dupuis isn’t exactly the first to tackle a “just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in” gangland scenario, and the no-frills storytelling mostly works against her, rendering the film’s Verdun, Montreal, underworld disappointingly nondescript.
November 02, 2018
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