Marcel has just been released from prison. His father Albert is now alone, and dying. Two corrupt policeman are after Marcel. Albert keeps dreaming about hunting, and as Marcel cannot take him to the woods, they go to the zoo at night.
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Lauzon's debut feature still holds up as a visceral, dangerous tale but its tendency to veer towards the maudlin is still its cross to bear. Casting could have been a lot better. Lauzon would go on to make the classic 'Leolo' before tragically losing his life young. Stylistically the film is very well constructed especially the cinematography of Guy Dufaux. A Quebecois tarnished gem.
D'un réalisateur décédé après seulement deux longs métrages, un film canadien étonnant dans sa brutale et acerbe violence, teintée d'une diffuse et permanente tendresse, racontant avec émotion et pudeur l'amour entre un père, malade cardiaque désirant chasser une dernière fois le mythique orignal, et son fils attentif et présent... www.cinefiches.com