Bête Lumineuse, La

Release Information
October 15, 1982
Montréal (Complexe Desjardins1)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
Budget
Actual cost: $350,000
Distributors
Office National du Film
Office National du Film

Production Details

Executive Producer
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Producer
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Jacques Bobet
Martin Leclerc
Director
Pierre Perrault
Pierre Perrault
Pierre Perrault
Pierre Perrault
Pierre Perrault
Pierre Perrault
Pierre Perrault
Pierre Perrault
Pierre Perrault
Pierre Perrault
Pierre Perrault
Martin Leclerc
Director of Photography
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
Director of Sound
Yves Gendron
Yves Gendron
Yves Gendron
Yves Gendron
Yves Gendron
Yves Gendron
Yves Gendron
Writer
Pierre Perrault
Jacques Bobet
Martin Leclerc
Editor
Suzanne Allard
Suzanne Allard
Suzanne Allard
Suzanne Allard
Suzanne Allard
Suzanne Allard
Martin Leclerc
Cast
Bernard L'Heureux
Maurice Chaillot
Stéphane-Albert Boulais
Philippe Cross
Louis-Philippe Lécuyer
Laurier Prévost
Claude Lauriault
Maurice Aumont
Barney Descontie
Michel Guyot
Pierre Perrault
Jacques Bobet
Martin Leclerc
Martin Leclerc
127 minutes, 1980

Moose hunting, a tradition in Québec, is used as a pretext to delve into the human soul and give it expression. Holed up in a shack in Maniwaki are city dwellers on their annual trek into nature... hoping for a miracle. The mysteries of the hunt--a game of luck and skill, where dreams and reality become blurred by ‘‘buck fever’’. The hunters’ pleasure of measuring up against the elements, discovering their limits. An experience with death, to exorcise their own death and renew the circle of life. We also find panache, bravado and braggartry, along with a savage beastlike pack mentality among a group of friends who are quick to pick a victim who they submit to torturous irony. A brilliant depiction of hunting and the mythology that surrounds it.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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