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Secret Nation (1992)

| Drama, History
A graduate history student returns to her native Newfoundland, searching for proof of a conspiracy surrounding the referendum that saw Newfoundland join Canada.

Director:

Michael Jones

Writer:

Edward Riche
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Cathy Jones Cathy Jones ... Frieda Vokey
Mary Walsh ... Oona Vokey
Michael Wade Michael Wade ... Lester Vokey
Rick Mercer Rick Mercer ... Chris Vokey
Ron Hynes Ron Hynes ... Dan Maddox
Kay Anonsen Kay Anonsen ... Margie
Géza Kovács Géza Kovács ... Michael Cryptus
Ken Campbell Ken Campbell ... Parkinson
Brian Hennessey Brian Hennessey ... Dr. Furey
Mary Lewis ... Doris
Mary Vavasour Mary Vavasour ... Lorenza Goodyear
Denys Ferry Denys Ferry ... Leo Cryptus
John Doyle John Doyle ... Frieda's Thesis Advisor
Michael Chiasson Michael Chiasson ... Montreal Professor
Brian Best Brian Best ... Taxi Car 10

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A graduate history student returns to her native Newfoundland, searching for proof of a conspiracy surrounding the referendum that saw Newfoundland join Canada. Written by Damian Penny <g0mb@unb.ca>

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We believe at the present time there is a conspiracy...

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Drama | History

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Another fine, understated product . . .
19 February 2002 | by gmr-4See all my reviews

of the Canadian film industry.

I saw SECRET NATION on a late night slot on C.B.C.- Channel 9 out of Windsor. Suffering a peculiar interest in Newfoundland and Labrador, I was instantly captivated by the locale and the historical premise of this low-key "conspiracy" film, the kind of tale that makes one say, "By jove, something like that could have happened."

Casting is good. The heroine is not a Julia Roberts or Farah Fawcett clone; the other characters are most believable, and the bloke who plays Joey Smallwood is creepy he looks so realistic. The Grand Old Man died in 1991 or '2, and I am not sure if his passing was the inspiration for SECRET NATION, or whether story was based on an earlier work (which seems reasonable).

Canadian film is well worth catching for its own sake, even for gringos who might be a bit foggy on the geography and history of the Peaceable Kingdom. One need know nothing of Newfoundland in the 1940s to appreciate this political who-done-it.


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