Nelligan

Release Information
September 27, 1991
Montréal
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
Budget
Budget: $2,750,000
Distributors
Qc Aska Film Distribution Inc.

Production Details

Executive Producer
Gérald Ross
Robert Sésé
Marie-Andrée Vinet
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Marie-Andrée Vinet
Producer
Marie-Andrée Vinet
Marie-Andrée Vinet
Marie-Andrée Vinet
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Marie-Andrée Vinet
Marie-Andrée Vinet
Marie-Andrée Vinet
Line Producer
Marie-Andrée Vinet
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Doris Girard
Marie-Andrée Vinet
Director
Lorraine Pintal
Lorraine Pintal
Luc Picard
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Director of Photography
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Guy Dufaux
Music
Michel Comeau
Michel Comeau
Gabriel Arcand
Marie Bernard
Marie Bernard
Marie Bernard
Marie Bernard
Marie Bernard
Marie Bernard
Marie Bernard
Writer
Luc Picard
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Hélène Girard
Jean-Joseph Trembley
Aude Nantais
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Claude Poissant
Editor
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Robert Favreau
Guy Dufaux
Cast
Marc St-Pierre
Michel Comeau
Michel Comeau
Lorraine Pintal
Lorraine Pintal
Lorraine Pintal
Lorraine Pintal
Lorraine Pintal
Lorraine Pintal
Luc Morissette
Luc Morissette
Luc Morissette
Luc Morissette
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
Gabriel Arcand
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
David La Haye
Dominique Leduc
Dominique Leduc
Dominique Leduc
Dominique Leduc
Dominique Leduc
Dominique Leduc
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Luc Picard
Marie Bernard
1990

Loved by a possessive mother who places all her hope in him, a foreigner to an Irish father whom he considers an enemy, and at odds with a literary community favouring a comme il faut style of poetry, Émile Nelligan, adolescent genius, rejects the norms imposed on him and sets off on an unequivocally avant-garde poetic quest. Shunned by all, he starts drinking and associates with society's fringe. His behaviour and his works create a scandal, and he is committed to a mental institution. To save his reputation and his memory, some of his poems are collected in an anthology, but almost all of his manuscripts disappear. His mentor Louis Dantin seals the poet's fate in his first words in the preface: "Émile Nelligan is dead..." Also dead and gone is his surprising modern poetry, the poetry of a precursor poet who lived in a mental institution until his death but who never abandoned his poetic quest.

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

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