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ON N'ENGRAISSE PAS LES COCHONS À L'EAU CLAIRE

ON N'ENGRAISSE PAS LES COCHONS À L'EAU CLAIRE

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August 4, 2024 | 13 H

Cinémathèque québécoise Book

“(On n'engraisse pas les cochons à l'eau claire) was intended to be the pilot for a series of 12 very low-budget B-movies that I wanted to shoot in 12 different Québec cities in an attempt to "replace" the American or foreign genre films that populated the double bill that was the norm in cinemas at the time, and thus to contribute to the growth of the rather rare images of ourselves. I'd heard a story about a young RCMP officer working in the CEGEP environment. I wrote a synopsis and started looking for actors. The characters took shape during these meetings, with people referring to their friends to me and asking me to write a short role for them. So I did, and the whole thing became a story of friendship, mainly with Jean-René Ouellet. Ten days of shooting in Hull (now Gatineau), in February 1973. 16mm B&W to be blown up to 35mm. My first film—of a series of six—with Guy Dufaux at the camera. Québec's first syndicated film. Produced by Cinak ltée and Les Productions Prisma. A budget of $64,000.” - Jean Pierre Lefebvre

(Québec - 1973 - 102 min - OV French)
Directed by Jean Pierre Lefebvre