Such a Simple Game

This short 1964 documentary depicts the national sport of French Canadians: hockey. Seen "from the inside" this seemingly simple game turns out to be not so simple. Hockey is dream of mythic proportions that mirrors the aspirations of an entire people. Its heroes are national figures. At the Montreal Forum, there is total symbiosis between the crowd and the Habs. In 1955, idol Maurice Richard is suspended for striking a referee. The people take to the streets in unison and the riots begin...

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Film Credits

participant
Henri Richard
Jean-Guy Talbot
Gilles Tremblay
Bernard Geoffrion
script
Marcel Dubé
text
Marcel Dubé
images
Jean-Claude Labrecque
Guy Borremans
location sound
Marcel Carrière
sound editing
Sidney Pearson
recording
Joseph Champagne
direction
Gilles Groulx
editing
Gilles Groulx
producer
Jacques Bobet

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