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Such a Simple Game

Such a Simple Game

| 29 min

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...

  • 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
  • organ
    Bernard Lagacé
  • recording
    Joseph Champagne
  • documentation
    René Lecavalier
  • direction
    Gilles Groulx
  • editing
    Gilles Groulx
  • producer
    Jacques Bobet


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Ages 14 to 17

Diversity - Identity
History - Canada 1946-1991
Physical Education - Fitness
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

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