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Canada (Québec) | 2013 | 91 minutes | Frédérick Pelletier

Producer Sylvain Corbeil in attendance. A mechanic is unjustly accused of causing the damage to a Russian cargo ship that is stranded on the wintery Canadian Saint Lawrence River. October 27.

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With the multicultural crew housed by the locals as the ship awaits repair, Ivory Coast mechanic Traoré (the stunning Issaka Sawadogo, from 2012's The Invader) is taken in by Fanny, a young single mother. Their tentative friendship is threatened as he struggles to clear his name. This powerful debut from director Frédérick Pelletier is a quietly affecting treatise on social justice.

Director: Frédérick Pelletier
Principal Cast: Isaka Sawadogo, Chloé Bourgeois, Abdelghafour Elaaziz
Country: Canada (Québec)
Year: 2013
Running Time: 91 minutes
Producer: Sylvain Corbeil
Language: French
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