Masculine Mystique, The

Release Information
August 23, 1984
Montréal (Le Parisien 3: World Film Festival) 20h30
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
August 23, 1984
Montréal (Le Parisien 3: World Film Festival) 20h30
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
August 23, 1984
Montréal (National Film Board Theatre, Complexe Guy-Favreau)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
August 23, 1984
Montréal (National Film Board Theatre, Complexe Guy-Favreau)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 5, 1985
Montréal (Le Parisien 3: World Film Festival) 20h30
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 5, 1985
Montréal (Le Parisien 3: World Film Festival) 20h30
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 5, 1985
Montréal (National Film Board Theatre, Complexe Guy-Favreau)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 5, 1985
Montréal (National Film Board Theatre, Complexe Guy-Favreau)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
Funding Sources
Act/Policy
Budget
Actual cost: $346,000
Distributors
National Film Board
National Film Board

Production Details

Executive Producer
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Robert Verrall
Robert Verrall
Robert Verrall
Robert Verrall
Robert Verrall
Robert Verrall
Robert Verrall
Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Producer
Ashley Murray
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
Andy Thomson
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Line Producer
Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray
Ken McCready
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Director
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Andy Thomson
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Director of Photography
Mort Ransen
Andrew Kitzanuk
Andrew Kitzanuk
Andrew Kitzanuk
Andrew Kitzanuk
Music
Richard Gresko
Richard Gresko
Writer
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
Giles Walker
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Editor
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Sam Grana
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
John N. Smith
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
David Wilson
Cast
Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray
Joshua Ransen
Yoshi Ransen
Chaya Ransen
Annebet Zwartsenberg
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Mort Ransen
Stefanie Grana
Felice Grana
Eleanor MacKinnon
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
Sam Grana
Char Davies
Guillaume Murray
Maité Murray
Andy Thomson
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
Stefan Wodoslawsky
87 minutes, 1983

What do "real men" think about feminism? Can they ever learn to adjust to life with a modern woman? The stories of four men and their relationships with women are interwoven to produce this unusual and intriguing feature-length dramatization. Blue, in his mid-thirties, has spent his adult years searching for the right woman, without any luck. He=s baffled by women's liberation--what do they want? Alex, the same age as Blue, married with two small children, says he needs his freedom. He's having an affair. Mort and Ashley are both in their forties, divorced with children. Mort has found someone new but she balks at a permanent relationship. Ashley, devastated by his divorce, is unwilling to risk a new commitment. Their four stories, sometimes poignant, often very funny, are shown in dramatic sequences interspersed with scenes of confrontation. Among themselves the men probe why they act as they do. They attack and defend, and perhaps even learn a little about themselves and the changing role of men in today's society.

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

Commentaries


  • In a playful reaction to the National Film Board’s Studio D, which focused on nurturing the careers of women filmmakers, two NFB producers, Giles Walker and John N. Smith, produced The Masculine Mystique in 1984.  This cheeky docudrama formed...

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