Directed by Mathieu Arsenault

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2013
Length 15 min 21 s
Formats DVD
Sound Stereo
Version Original French version, English subtitles, French subtitles


Michel and his son Nathan don’t see much of each other. Today is Nathan’s fifth birthday and Michel had promised to spend the afternoon with him. However, there’s a change of plans and Michel, an irresponsible overgrown teenager, chooses, once more, to bail out… His son’s smouldering anger will force him to stand up and ultimately assume his role as a young father.


delinquency, childhood, father-son relationships, violence, paternity, stealing, poverty


Mathieu Arsenault completed cinematographic studies at the Université de Montréal and at L’Inis. He conducted filmmaking workshops with underprivileged youth in Marseille, France, as well as with Native communities in Northern Quebec. Short films he directed are: La Lettre (2005), Aquariums (2007), Kagamiko (2008) and L'insecte (2009). Mathieu also works as an editor for the well-known programme Les Francs-tireurs and for many documentary series. His professional achievements have earned him numerous industry nods, including many gémeaux awards and nominations.


Yan Bernard, Jean-Gilles Gadoury, Kathleen Aubert



Sandra-Dalhie Goyer, Mathieu Arsenault (Mules Films)


Alix Gagnon


Mathieu Laverdière

EDITING Alexandre Lachance, Alain Omer Duranceau
Sound Paskal Perreault, Luc Mandeville, Serge Boivin