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Dérapages (Driving to the Edge)

Director Paul Arcand
Year 2012
Run Time 94min
Genre Documentary, Drama

Between 2007 and 2011, 725 Quebecers under 20 years of age were killed in car accidents, many involving speeding and drunk driving. Reckless driving is dangerous and, in severe cases, fatal.  

Through emotional interviews with friends and relatives of victims, director Arcand provides an unflinching look at car accidents — how they are caused and how they affect everyone around them. Often as a result of speeding, drinking or just a thirst for adrenaline, the lives of the young interviewees are changed forever in a matter of seconds.  

Arcand gives a voice to the young people who love driving fast, as well as accident victims who have been injured both physically and psychologically by this behaviour. A touching and eye-opening documentary about the toll that reckless driving is taking on French Canadian youth.


Paul Arcand


Paul Arcand


Jacques Villeneuve, Paul Arcand, Mikaël Borduras


Denise Robert, Paul Arcand


Documentary, Drama


Global Experiences

Original Language


Canadian Distributor