Land of Men

Land of Men

Directed by Ky Nam Le Duc

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2009
Length 23 min
Formats DVD
Sound Stereo
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

Two police officers, Catherine and Patrick, patrol in Longueuil, a suburb of Montreal in Canada. During their shift, they arrest Jose Maria, a Mexican illegal immigrant who just crossed the border. The officers hold him at their station during the night, while waiting for the arrival of the federal police, the RCMP.

Themes

friendship, mourning, profesional life, immigration, sacrifice

Biography

An aspiring musician and a week-end writer, Ky Nam Le Duc comtemplates scientific studies when circumstances bring him into filmmaking school at the Université du Québec à Montréal, like many directors before him. Since then, he writes, produces and directs dramatic films, in a very personal tone but with sight on the world.


Distribution

Rosa Zacharie, Hugues Saint-Louis, Jorge Martinez Colorado

Team

Production

Ky Nam Le Duc (Les films de l'autre)

Script

Ky Nam Le Duc

CINEMATOGRAPHY

François Messier-Rheault

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Laurence Clément, Sophie Arshoun

EDITING Ève Gaudet
Sound Dax Hickson, Guillaume Daoust
Music Joé Trépanier

Awards

Festival International du Film d'Aubagne | 2009 | PRIX DU PUBLIC
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois | 2009 | PRIX À L’INNOVATION DÉCERNÉ PAR L'OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM
World Wide Short Film Festival | 2009 | BEST CANADIAN SHORT


Festivals

Festival International du Film d'Aubagne
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Festival de cinéma des 3 Amériques
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
World Wide Short Film Festival
Festival Vaulx-en-Velin