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Louise Portal

  • May 12, 1950 (age 69)
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2018
Everything Outside
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MovieSep 16, 2018

Everything Outside

An unlikely relationship between a renowned French-Canadian …
An unlikely relationship between a renowned French-Canadian painter in her sixties and a young Lebanese actor from Toronto flourishes in the confines of a remote lake house until the realities of the outside world put it to test.
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2017
Nous Sommes le Freak Show
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MovieOct 1, 2017

Nous Sommes le Freak Show

A bingo game. An allegorical, …
A bingo game. An allegorical, wild and humorous portrait. An hommage to eccentricity and entertainment, to those things that remain unchanged.
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Le service
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MovieMay 1, 2017

Le service

Le service released.
2016
L'odeur après la pluie
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MovieJul 30, 2016

L'odeur après la pluie

L'odeur après la pluie released.
2015
Paul à Québec
MovieSep 18, 2015

Paul à Québec

Paul is a cartoonist who lives with his girlfriend and their little …
Paul is a cartoonist who lives with his girlfriend and their little daughter in Montreal in the summer of 1999. His in-laws, the Beaulieus, are a large, joyful clan composed of siblings, grandchildren and a much loved patriarch named Roland who constantly reminds Paul that he has yet to marry his daughter. When Roland fades with ill health, the family bands together and Paul projects his own devotion by doodling several portraits of his ailing father-in-law.
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Le garagiste
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MovieAug 1, 2015

Le garagiste

Is having control of our life a right? Are living and dying …
Is having control of our life a right? Are living and dying freedoms, duties or responsibilities? How should we love? How should we live? How should we die? These questions are woven into ...
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The Kind Words
MovieMay 28, 2015

The Kind Words

Follows three siblings who are going to discover the …
Follows three siblings who are going to discover the greatest secret of their late mother. This trip is going to change their lives.
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2014
Les loups
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MovieDec 6, 2014

Les loups

Elie, a young woman from the city, has come to a remote North …
Elie, a young woman from the city, has come to a remote North Atlantic island. It's the spring thaw, and she is here to convalesce and get to know the community. The annual seal hunt is in ...
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L'histoire de Guy
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MovieJan 28, 2014

L'histoire de Guy

As part of the annual event CinéQuébec, former …
As part of the annual event CinéQuébec, former President and Chief of Alliance Films was honored during the evening of January 28th 2014. This tribute was in a short film of approximately 15 minutes telling "The STORY OF GUY (L'histoire de Guy) " through some of the most important films of his career (Aurore Les invasions barbares, La grande séduction, Bon Cop Bad Cop, etc.).
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2012
La liste
MovieSep 6, 2012

La liste

Rachel, is compelled to put Adrienne, her mother, in a …
Rachel, is compelled to put Adrienne, her mother, in a senior center. But Adrienne decides to planning his own death with a list to be sure nothing is overlooked.
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2011
Le bonheur des autres
MovieOct 7, 2011

Le bonheur des autres

A quirky, gentle humor …
A quirky, gentle humor pervades this dramedy about family dysfunction, second families, and generational issues. Despite their age difference, 30-year-old Evelyn is happy in her ...
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19-2
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TV ShowFeb 2, 2011

19-2

19-2 is a French-Canadian police drama television series. Set …
19-2 is a French-Canadian police drama television series. Set in Montreal, the show centres on the professional and personal lives of patrol officers from Poste 19 of the Service Police Metropolitan, a fictitious version of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal. The series name comes from the callsign of the patrol car of the main characters.
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2010
Lance et compte
MovieNov 26, 2010

Lance et compte

After a horrible bus accident, a hockey team return to form.
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2009
Angel at Sea
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MovieJul 7, 2009

Angel at Sea

Louis is a twelve year old boy who lives with his parents and …
Louis is a twelve year old boy who lives with his parents and older brother in southern Morocco. Louis is very happy until the day his father shares a secret with him.
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Le Bonheur de Pierre
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MovieFeb 27, 2009

Le Bonheur de Pierre

Pierre Martin teaches quantum physics at the renowned …
Pierre Martin teaches quantum physics at the renowned Sorbonne University in Paris. He has a daughter, Sylvie, who lives with him. One day Pierre learns that he has inherited an inn from an aunt. The trouble is that the establishment is located amid the snows of a small village in Québec. Nobody would have bet on it but Pierre decides to leave his job, to fly to Sainte-Simone-du-Nord and operate the inn. As for Sylvie, she follows her father there despite his reluctance. Unfortunately for both Michel Dolbec, the apparently friendly mayor, secretly covets the inn and is prepared to do everything to make their lives a misery.
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2006
De ma fenêtre, sans maison...
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MovieFeb 26, 2006

De ma fenêtre, sans maison...

After abandoning her four …
After abandoning her four-year-old daughter in Lebanon to pursue a better life in Quebec, Sana cuts every link to her Lebanese ties and never looks back. That is until her daughter, now 21, shows up in Montreal for a visit. This film explores what it means to be free for a woman.
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2005
Heading South
MovieSep 7, 2005

Heading South

Heading South (French: Vers le sud) is a 2005 French …
Heading South (French: Vers le sud) is a 2005 French-Canadian drama film directed by Laurent Cantet and based on three short stories by Dany Laferrière. It depicts the experiences of three middle-aged white women in the late 1970s, traveling to Haiti for the purposes of sexual tourism with young men. Their adventures (as seen in their eyes) are juxtaposed with class issues and the deteriorating political climate of Haiti at the time. The women demonstrate different attitudes to the complex situation.
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2004
Tout le monde en parle
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TV ShowSep 19, 2004

Tout le monde en parle

Tout le monde en parle ([tu …
Tout le monde en parle ([tu lə mɔ̃d ɑ̃ paʁl], Everyone's Talking About It) is a Canadian talk show hosted and co-produced by Guy A. Lepage, broadcast on Télévision de Radio-Canada / Ici Radio-Canada Télé since 2004, and simulcast on radio on Ici Radio-Canada Première. It has been adapted from the since-cancelled French talk show of the same name, created and hosted by Thierry Ardisson.
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Elles étaient cinq
MovieAug 1, 2004

Elles étaient cinq

In Montreal, the teenagers Manon, Anne, Isa, Claudie and …
In Montreal, the teenagers Manon, Anne, Isa, Claudie and Sophie are friends since their childhood. While spending a couple of days in the cottage of Sophie's parents nearby a lake, the girls decide to give a party, and Manon and Sophie hitch for a ride to the town in a jeep to buy some beers and supplies and they invite the driver to the party. On the return, the same driver stops the car and later Sophie is found stabbed, raped and covered of blood. Fifteen years later, Manon sees the guy in a car-wash and she invites her former friends to return to the house nearby the lake, where wounds of their traumatic loss are disclosed.
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2003
The Barbarian Invasions
MovieMay 21, 2003

The Barbarian Invasions

Having a difficult time …
Having a difficult time accepting the reality of death and feeling regretful of his past, a man dying of cancer tries to find peace in his last moments. His estranged son, ex-wife, ex-lovers and old friends will all come to him to share his last breath.
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2002
Dangerous People
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MovieDec 6, 2002

Dangerous People

It has kidnapped Roxane Labelle, a Canadian singer covered …
It has kidnapped Roxane Labelle, a Canadian singer covered gold records and awards. To his captors, no question of release without payment of a large ransom. Father and manager of the star, Paul Labelle asks a small accountant do it. Easier said than done, especially the payer also has a large sum to the Mafia and, rapidly, what Québec account scoundrels, thieves and killers are chasing the fabulous bonanza.
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Séraphin: Heart of Stone
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MovieNov 29, 2002

Séraphin: Heart of Stone

Séraphin: Heart of Stone …
Séraphin: Heart of Stone (French: Séraphin: un homme et son péché, Lit. "Séraphin: A man and his sin") is a Quebec film released in 2002. The script is based on a novel by Claude-Henri Grignon. The film won six Prix Jutra for Best Actor (Pierre Lebeau), Best Actress (Karine Vanasse), Cinematography, Art Direction, Musical Score and Sound. An earlier film, Un homme et son péché, based on the same novel, was released in 1950.
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L'odyssée d'Alice Tremblay
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MovieJun 28, 2002

L'odyssée d'Alice Tremblay

After reading a bedtime story …
After reading a bedtime story to her daughter, Alice Tremblay leaves her daughter's room and enters her own fairytale. After battling a sexy big, bad wolf and saving Red Riding Hood, she ...
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2000
The Orphan Muses
MovieNov 3, 2000

The Orphan Muses

The Orphan Muses (French: Les Muses orphelines) is a …
The Orphan Muses (French: Les Muses orphelines) is a Canadian drama film, directed by Robert Favreau and released in 2000. An adaptation of the play by Michel Marc Bouchard, the film stars Marina Orsini, Céline Bonnier, Stéphane Demers and Fanny Mallette as a group of adult siblings dealing with the revelation of a longtime family secret.
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Saint Jude
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MovieSep 14, 2000

Saint Jude

Teen-aged sisters Jude and Maureen, living with their …
Teen-aged sisters Jude and Maureen, living with their volatile father in Montréal, live a life of substance abuse, hustling and petty theft. After Jude's father kicks her out of the house for her abusive and thieving ways, Jude is forced to survive on the streets with the assistance of her odd assortment of friends, including middle aged pedophile Clarence, pre-teen male hustler Georgie, pimp Big Al, and Maureen's junkie boyfriend Gabe. Georgie has a crush on Jude, while Jude unrealistically fantasizes about a normal married life with Gabe. All the while, Jude is also trying to elude the sadistic Mink, who she inadvertently crossed.
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Fortier
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TV ShowFeb 3, 2000

Fortier

Fortier is a French-language Canadian television series …
Fortier is a French-language Canadian television series which debuted on the TVA network in Québec from February 3, 2000 and ended on April 1, 2004. A subtitled version later aired on the English-language CBC Television network, as part of its now-defunct late-night Best of French Canada anthology series, then followed by broadcast internationally on TV5 Monde, and later re-showing again for the disability network AMI-tv on July 18, 2017.
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1999
Full Blast
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MovieSep 15, 1999

Full Blast

A strike at a sawmill in a small Canadian town puts Steph …
A strike at a sawmill in a small Canadian town puts Steph and Piston out of work. They want to resurrect their band but Marie-Lou, Piston's ex-wife and the band's former lead singer is not ...
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Souvenirs intimes
MovieAug 28, 1999

Souvenirs intimes

The life of a paraplegic painter is shattered when an old …
The life of a paraplegic painter is shattered when an old girlfriend comes back into his life and accuses him of raping her 15 years earlier.
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The Big Snake of the World
MovieJul 5, 1999

The Big Snake of the World

The Big Snake of the World …
The Big Snake of the World (French: Le Grand Serpent du monde) is a Canadian drama film, directed by Yves Dion and released in 1999. The film stars Murray Head as Tom Paradise, a night shift Société de transport de Montréal bus driver interacting with various people both on and off the job.
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The Long Winter
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MovieMar 13, 1999

The Long Winter

Le film se déroule en 1838, en plein coeur du conflit entre les …
Le film se déroule en 1838, en plein coeur du conflit entre les habitants français du Bas-Canada et les occupants anglais. À l'automne de la même année, François-Xavier Bouchard et ...
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1996
Sous-sol
MovieMay 1, 1996

Sous-sol

Not Me! (French: Sous-sol) is a Canadian drama film, …
Not Me! (French: Sous-sol) is a Canadian drama film, released in 1996. The full-length directorial debut of Pierre Gang, the screenplay had been written by Gang a full 10 years before he was able to make the film.
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Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination1996

Best Performance by an Actress in a Lea…

Nominated for "Sous-sol".
Genie Award
1995
Jacques Hébert
MarriageMay 1995

Jacques Hébert

Married Jacques Hébert.
1989
My Best Pals
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MovieMar 1, 1989

My Best Pals

They are the best friends of the world. Five friends who …
They are the best friends of the world. Five friends who shared everything: may 68, hippies years, the rock and their love for Bernadette. This Bernadette has left them to become a rock-star, and is back 15 years later for a weekend. Jean-Marie Poire describes with this movie the portrait of a generation with lots of humor served by excelent actors.
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1987
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
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Award1987

Best Performance by an Actress in a Su…

Won award for "The Decline of the American Empire".
Genie Award
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
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Nomination1987

Best Performance by an Actress in a Su…

Nominated for "The Decline of the American Empire".
Genie Award
1986
The Decline of the American Empire
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MovieJun 19, 1986

The Decline of the American Empire

Four very different Montreal …
Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs with them. Meanwhile, their four female guests, Louise (Remy's wife of 15 years), Dominique (a spinster), Diane (a divorcée) and Danielle (Pierre's girlfriend) are spending the time at a downtown health gym. They also discuss sex, the female body and, naturally, men. Later in the evening, they finally meet at the country house and have dinner. The discussion? Well, you can guess it... However, a ninth guest, named Mario, who used to know Diane, drops in on the group for some talk and has a surprise of his own.
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1984
Les fauves
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MovieApr 18, 1984

Les fauves

Les fauves released.
1980
Cordélia
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MovieFeb 7, 1980

Cordélia

In a little village at the end of the 1890's, a young woman …
In a little village at the end of the 1890's, a young woman offends all the 'right-thinking' villagers by allowing men in her house in the absence of her husband. When he is found dead, all...
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Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination1980

Best Performance by an Actress in a Lea…

Nominated for "Cordélia".
Genie Award
1979
A Scream from Silence
MovieMay 18, 1979

A Scream from Silence

A director and an editor, both …
A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womenhood in general, and the...
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1974
The Klutz
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MovieOct 11, 1974

The Klutz

Have you ever had "one of those days" when nothing seems to …
Have you ever had "one of those days" when nothing seems to go right? Well, imagine how Claude feels-his entire life has been one screwy day after another. Some people attract attention, ...
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Les beaux dimanches
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MovieOct 10, 1974

Les beaux dimanches

The psychological tensions which are driving four bourgeois …
The psychological tensions which are driving four bourgeois couples apart are blithely ignored, as they attempt to party through them, all the while discussing politics, flirting, and drinking heavily. One of the couples includes the daughter of an older couple, together with her first serious lover. An idyllic pair at first, their problems multiply and they begin to resemble their more dejected and dissipated elders. The movie is based on the successful play by Marcel Dube.
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1973
Taureau
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MovieFeb 1, 1973

Taureau

The Gilbert family lives in a small village in the Beauce region …
The Gilbert family lives in a small village in the Beauce region of Quebec where they are outcasts and tormented relentlessly by the other villagers who see them as evil incarnate. The father was killed in WWII and the mother and her daughter Gigi were forced by poverty into prostitution. The son, nicknamed Taureau (Bull) by the other villagers because of his size and strength, is simple-minded but friendly and gentle. He is teased by the children, feared by the men and secretly desired by the women - hired to do the unwanted jobs and used as the village scapegoat. Taureau falls in love with Denise, a schoolteacher who sees his inner beauty. Their romance comes under threat from the other villagers who find it distasteful but in actuality envy the happiness the couple have found. Deciding that Denise is Taureau's victim, the villagers, without mercy, set out to brutally punish the young man in a devastating manner.
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1972
Dream Life
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MovieJul 22, 1972

Dream Life

Dream Life (French: La Vie rêvée) is a Canadian drama film, …
Dream Life (French: La Vie rêvée) is a Canadian drama film, directed by Mireille Dansereau and released in 1972. The first narrative fiction feature film from Quebec to be directed by a woman, the film stars Liliane Lemaître-Auger and Véronique Le Flaguais as Isabelle and Virginie, colleagues at a film production company in Montreal, who dream of finding the perfect man but come to realize that reality doesn't live up to their fantasies.
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1950
Louise Portal
BirthMay 1950

Louise Portal

Louise Portal was born.
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