Corbo

Director: Mathieu Denis Year: 2014 Run Time: 119min
Corbo (2014)

Based on the real events that led to the 1970 October Crisis, Corbo follows Giovanni Corbo (Therrien), the son of the rich and powerful businessman Nicola Corbo (Nardi). Perhaps in spite of his father’s big-L Liberal leanings, fresh-faced Giovanni finds revolutionary freedom in the friendship of two activists who encourage him to join the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ). As Giovanni’s behavior becomes radicalized, he quickly ascends the ranks of the FLQ, a group whose separatist desires are turning militant.

Refusing to paint too broad a brush on an important part of Quebec’s history, this gripping, beautifully crafted and moving Canadian Screen Award winner establishes director Mathieu Denis as a talent to watch.


Director(s):

Mathieu Denis

Writer(s):

Mathieu Denis

Producer(s):

Félize Frappier, Roger Frappier

Cast:

Anthony Therrien, Antoine L'Écuyer, Karelle Tremblay, Tony Nardi

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

French

Subtitles:

English

Region:

Corbo was filmed and set in Quebec. Mathieu Denis is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
NR British Columbia
PG Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
NR Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon