Directed by Sebastien Pilote
107 min. | 2011 | Canada
Despite what its title might imply, this is no mere, rote rehashing of Arthur Miller’s much-revisited stage play Death of a Salesman. Lacking the pretense and stuffiness that many of those adaptations have, this is a much more humanistic, emotionally involving drama. The title character is a hard-working, aging auto seller, Marcel Levesque (Gilbert Sicotte), whose life takes several unexpected turns during what is supposed to be the final year of his sales career. As terrific as veteran actor Sicotte is as the main character, the more astonishing fact is that this nuanced and accomplished film is the first by Sebastien Pilote.
Cinema Québecois part of FILMS WITHOUT BORDERS is sponsored by
The Marriner S. Eccles Foundation
Additional generous funding provided by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts