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Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine

1962 28 min
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This short film offers a glimpse into the life of Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine, the Chief Justice who died prematurely but left French Canada a legacy of political freedom. Shot entirely in Montreal, the film begins on the day of his death, and flashes back to tense moments throughout his life. French with English subtitles.

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This short film offers a glimpse into the life of Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine, the Chief Justice who died prematurely but left French Canada a legacy of political freedom. Shot entirely in Montreal, the film begins on the day of his death, and flashes back to tense moments throughout his life. French with English subtitles.
  • director
    Pierre Patry
  • producer
    Bernard Devlin
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • script
    Lise Lavallée
    Pierre Patry
  • photography
    François Séguillon
    Gilles Gascon
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
  • editing
    Pierre Patry
    Victor Jobin
  • sound editing
    Marguerite Payette
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • cast
    Paul Alain
    Jacques Auger
    Len Birman
    Jean Coutu
    Eric Donkin
    Jean Gascon
    Paul Guèvremont
    Paul Hébert
    Basil Schapiro
    Lionel Villeneuve

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