Octobre (1994)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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This Canadian psychological thriller, based upon a true story wherein a Quebec cabinet minister was kidnapped in October 1970 by French-Canadian terrorists, has a pro French-Canadian sentiment that is guaranteed to spark controversy among northern viewers. The film is especially as the tensions between French-Canadians and the Canadian government remain high. The story is presented from the viewpoint of four members of the Front de Liberation du Quebec. In the first scene, members of the FLQ are rapidly escaping after dumping the corpse of Pierre Laporte, Labor Minister, into their car trunk. Using flashback, the film chronicles the week prior to the murder including the actual kidnapping. Much of the action occurs in the bungalow to which to terrorists took LaPorte. There they must wrestle with the potential consequences of their actions.



killing, politician, Cabinet, kidnapping, terrorism