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Le mirage (The Mirage)

Director Ricardo Trogi
Year 2015
Run Time 101min
Genre Drama
Patrick (Morisette) is 40-ish, and while he seems to be the perfect picture of success – a solid marriage, two beautiful kids and a successful business – things aren’t as idyllic as they seem. Actually stuck in an unhappy marriage, frustrated at work and constantly running around after the kids, Patrick is miserable and seeks refuge in adult videos and fantasies about his wife’s gorgeous friend.

Is it frustration with our consumerist society or a midlife crisis? This darkly funny satire of suburban life gone awry examines society’s obsession with attaining more “stuff”, and serves as a reminder that the “good life” can’t be purchased.

Director

Ricardo Trogi

Writer and director Trogi’s first film, Québec Montréal, earned him a Jutra Award for Best Direction and Best Screenplay. His credits also include Horloge biologique, Le Mirage, and the coming-of age trilogy 1981, 1987, and 1991. He recently co-wrote two seasons of La Maison bleue and directed the feature Le Guide de la famille parfaite.

Writers

François Avard, Louis Morissette

Cast

Louis Morissette, Julie Perreault, Christine Beaulieu

Producer

Christian Larouche

Genre

Drama

Original Language

French

Language Versions

EN Subtitles, FR CC

Canadian Distributors

Christal Films, eOne