This full-length documentary offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at our national sport, hockey. Taking in an entire season of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, this film reveals the daily lives of players and managers on this Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team.

Admired and treated like professionals, junior hockey players are teenagers absorbed by their future. Trainers, shareholders, agents, scouts and parents: all eyes are fixed on these elite young players, even though only a tiny number of them will succeed in playing at the highest level.

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Junior, Isabelle Lavigne & Stéphane Thibault, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • participant
    Benjamin Breault
    Christian Daigle
    Michel Morissette
    Éric Dubois
    Éric Messier
    Jean-Pierre Lareau
    Ryan James Hand
    François Bouchard
    Alexandre Picard-Hooper
    Jonathan Duchesneau
    Michel Laroque
    Jacques Tremblay
    Pierre Parent
    Denis Leblanc
    Marcel Marsolais
    Patrick Lowe
    Alex Lamontagne
    Ryan Lehr
    Gilles Côté
    Brian St-Louis
  • research
    Isabelle Lavigne
    Stéphane Thibault
  • writing
    Isabelle Lavigne
    Stéphane Thibault
  • direction
    Isabelle Lavigne
    Stéphane Thibault
  • camera
    Stéphane Thibault
  • location sound
    Isabelle Lavigne
  • editing
    René Roberge
  • sound design
    Daniel Toussaint
  • sound design assistant
    Luc Raymond
  • production manager
    Isabelle Lavigne
    Stéphane Thibault
    Doris Lapierre
    Sylvie Lapointe
    Teri Snelgrove
  • additional camera
    Alex Margineanu
    Luc St-Louis
  • additional location sound
    Richard Lavoie
    Louis Desparois
    Marco Fania
  • sound recording consultant
    Serge Beauchemin
  • production assistant
    Fernande Montigny
    Benoit Pellerin
  • stills photographer
    Christian Lamontagne
  • digital editing technician
    Isabelle Painchaud
  • graphic design
    Frédéric Noiseux
    Jean-François LeBlanc
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • translation
    Kathleen Fleming
  • subtitles
    Kathleen Fleming
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • foley recording
    Audio Postproduction SPR Inc.
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Solen Labrie Trépanier
  • administrator
    Denise DesLauriers
  • administrative staff
    Mirabelle Bélanger
    Dominique Brunet
    Lise Lévesque
    Hélène Regimbal
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
  • associate producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • producer
    Johanne Bergeron
    Yves Bisaillon
  • executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon

  • proplumb

    Feature is missed spelled,could you correct it?

    proplumb, 10 Jan 2012
  • proplumb

    I liked this feature. I am surprised there is not more as Canada is hockey crazy. Not alot of coaches would let let you see inside, their world. If you really want an eye opener, then go to elite minor hockey and see what some people will do to get their sons on the team.

    proplumb, 10 Jan 2012

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