Synopsis by Mark Deming
The sprit of Elvis Presley is alive (sort of) and well (or at least as well as can be expected) somewhere in the French portion of Canada in this broad comedy from Quebec. Though Elvis impersonator Bob Gratton (Julien Poulin) died at the end of the film Elvis Gratton, Le King Des Kings, as this one kicks off Bob has mysteriously risen from the grave. Taken to a hospital for tests, Bob seems remarkably chipper, considering the fact his brain is displaying no activity at all. Bob and his best friend Meo (Yves Trudel), who doesn't speak, head out to the country for a well-deserved rest after Bob's 14 years in a coffin. However, their pastoral idyll is interrupted by Donald Bill Clinton (Barry Blake), a shifty agent from the United States who fast talks Bob into signing a deal that will put him on the road to fame and fortune. Suddenly Bob is making like Elvis at concert halls around the world while a French filmmaker is dispatched to make a movie about his life (or whatever it is he's leading now). Laced with political satire supporting the Quebec separatist movement, Elvis Gratton II -- Miracle A Memphis was a major box-office hit in Quebec, where the original film has developed a sizable cult following its release on video.
film-director, undead, separatism