Le Deserteur (2008)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie, Slice of Life  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

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.



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