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Le ring

Directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Canada, 2007 (fiction, 90 minutes, colour, French)
Also known as "Der Ring", "The Fight"

Film Description:
"Jessy, age 11, dreams of becoming a wrestler. Already, life is a daily fight; home is chaotic and his innocence is quickly disappearing. Reality hits hard in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, a poor area of Montreal, but it can't compete with the Friday night wrestling that gives Jessy the courage to escape his destiny. Le Ring tells the story of a little fighter determined to make his own way."
-- Telefilm Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Renée Beaulieu
Produced by: Ian Quenneville, Thomas Ramoisy, Francine Allaire, Ginette Petit, Richard Lalonde
Principal Cast: Maxime Desjardins Tremblay, Julianne Côté, Maxime Dumontier, Jason Roy-Léveillée, Stéphane Demers, Suzanne Lemoine, Jean-François Casabonne
Cinematography: Philippe Lavalette
Film Editing: Carina Baccanale
Production Company: Inis Relève Inc.

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Quote about Le ring [in French]

"Évitant aussi bien la lourdeur du symbolisme que la complaisance du misérabilisme, Le ring [...] trouve le ton juste, non spectaculaire, presque documentaire, pour regarder là où ça fait mal."
-- Gilles Marsolais (source)

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