Caboose (1996)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film, Post-Noir (Modern Noir)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Canada , France   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Strongly evocative of an old film noir but punctuated with '90s style violence, this dark Canadian detective drama centers on a renegade ex-police detective who tries to find the identity of the enigmatic man who has been threatening his life. High strung, edgy Detective Marceau loses his job with the Montreal police department when while walking through a darkened train yard filled with abandoned cars, he observes a department colleague tooting up with a pair of coke dealers in a battered caboose. Something inside Marceau snaps and without flinching he shoots all three in cold blood. Afterward, he quits the force. Six months pass and he wanders by the academy one day. There he spies Camile, a cop-in-training who cannot bear to use a gun. He decides to help her accept the violence inherent in policework; in exchange he wants her to act as his body guard while he tries to find the would be killer. His main suspect is a psychopathic child molester, Boule de Pool. Meanwhile Marceau and Camile begin to get closer until their passion violently erupts in the caboose one night. Despite their newfound love, Camile is deeply disturbed because Marcel's nerves have driven him to the brink of madness.



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