Le Deserteur (2008)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie, Slice of Life  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Tyro Canadian director Simon Lavoie helms Le Deserteur - a fact-based drama set against the backdrop of the Quebec conscription crisis, that transports the audience back to 1942. As the tumultuous events of the Second World War unfurl, a young soldier who has been unwillingly drafted into the Canadian army opts to desert a LĂ©vis-based training camp and high-tail it back to his parents and his beloved - with the disgruntled Canadian authorities in hot pursuit. Along the way, he has a number of surprising experiences.

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army, AWOL (Absent Without Leave), training-camp