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Poor Boy’s Game

Director Clement Virgo
Year 2007
Run Time 104min
Genre Drama

Racial tensions are reignited in working-class Halifax when a young white man (Rossif Sutherland) is released from prison and forced to face the family and community of his victim: a young Black man beaten so brutally he has been left handicapped for life. Also starring Danny Glover.


Clement Virgo

Virgo rose to prominence with his first feature, Rude, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and garnered two Genie nominations. He has also directed the films Poor Boy’s Game and Lie With Me, and hit TV shows such as The Wire, Regenesis and The Listener. He recently produced the show Greenleaf and directed episodes of Empire and Billions. His most recent film, Brother, premiered at TIFF 2022. 


Marguerite Pigott, Chaz Thorne, Clement Virgo


Danny Glover, Rossif Sutherland


Clement Virgo, Damon D'Oliveira, Chaz Thorne




BIPOC Stories, Discrimination, Social Justice & Politics, Sports

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

Telefilm Canada