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L’Arracheuse de temps (The Time Thief)

Director Francis Leclerc
Year 2021
Run Time 105min
Genre Drama, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

In this quirky tale full of magic and wonder, the small town of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton decides to eliminate death once and for all. When the character of Death arrives in their village seemingly determined to take their souls, the extraordinary townsfolk decide to fight against their mortality as best as they can. In this story, death is not an end, but just the beginning of a fantastic legend.


Based on the acclaimed novel by Fred Pellerin, L’Arracheuse de temps was a box office success and received 5 Canadian Screen Award nominations, including for Pellerin’s screenplay.


Francis Leclerc

Francis Leclerc is a Québécois filmmaker who has directed over 20 short films and numerous features. He won Genie Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay for his second feature, Mémoires Affectives, as well as the Jutra Award for Best Direction. His latest film, L’Arracheuse de temps, was nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards and won one. He is currently working on the upcoming feature Le Plongeur.  


Fred Pellerin


Jade Charbonneau, Céline Bonnier, Marc Messier, Roy Dupuis


Antonello Cozzolino


Drama, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy


Literary Adaptation, Strong Female Leads

Original Language


Canadian Distributor