La Grande Séduction
The citizens of Sainte-Marie-la-Mauderne, a small port town, were once proud fishermen who today are forced to live off government allocations. Amdist the checks and social benefits, the pride of the townspeople has crumbled, giving way to gloom, inertia and despair. Germain, a simple villager, decides to take things in hand. To meet the demands of a company that is considering opening a small plant in the area, Germain must lure a doctor to their tiny god-forsaken town. A glimmer of hope appears the day a young doctor decides to spend a month at Sainte-Marie-la-Mauderne. Germain sets out to turn the little community into a dream village for this young doctor. It’s the start of the great seduction.
Jean-François Pouliot was born in Montreal in 1957. A graduate of Concordia University with degrees in art and communications, he made his film debut as a camera assistant and worked on such distinguished films as Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a time in America, and Tony Richardson’s « Hotel New Hampshire ». In 1998, he began to direct for the Fabrique d’image, one of Canada’s leading advertising production houses. Pouliot’s commercials have won the Silver Lion at Cannes and two Grand Prix du Mondial de la Publicité. He was named ?Director of the Year? in 1995 by the Publicité Club de Montréal.
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