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Roger Toupin, épicier variété (2003)

At the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal, Roger Toupin owns a corner grocer that has become an impromptu social club frequented by people who belong to a way of life that is fast disappearing... See full summary »

Director:

Benoit Pilon (as Benoît Pilon)

Writer:

Benoit Pilon (as Benoît Pilon)
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At the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal, Roger Toupin owns a corner grocer that has become an impromptu social club frequented by people who belong to a way of life that is fast disappearing. The film captures the touching and revealing last moments of this unique place. Written by Pilon, Benoît

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 December 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Roger Toupin, o pantopolis See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Amazone Film See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Selected as part of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) second annual showcase of Canadian cinema - Canadian Front: New Films 2005. See more »

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Important documentary
8 June 2006 | by soniandreSee all my reviews

I found this documentary to be very interesting. Anyone who's lived in Montreal in the 40s, 50s or 60s will remember this kind of convenience store (which Montrealers used to call a restaurant when it really was not)where people would stop by (sometimes for most of the day) to socialize. Most of these places are now gone and I feel that this film is important since it will remind people of how neighborhood life used to be before condo life became the norm. I even feel that this movie has a historical value and should be shown in schools for future generations to understand what life used to be like for Montreal blue collars in the mid 20th century. The sadness is palpable throughout the film and as a lifelong Montrealer, I certainly felt it.


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