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From the Vancouver Sun

by Brendan Kelly

.....Feore was, in theory, taking some time to talk about Le piege americain, a new film from director Charles Biname that opens May 16. The film from writer-producers Fabienne Larouche and Michel Trudeau is an intriguing period piece liberally inspired by the life and crimes of legendary Quebecois drug-dealer Lucien Rivard. The film -- which stars the great Remy Girard as Rivard -- hops from late '50s Havana to early '60s Montreal and New Orleans, and is part crime flick, part Oliver Stone-esque riff on wild conspiracy theories about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Feore plays C.I.A. agent Maurice Bishop, an American who speaks almost only in French in the film. It seems like a perfect bit of casting for an American-born Canadian francophile like Feore who is best-known to Quebec audiences for his role as a franco-challenged detective from Ontario in the bilingual mega-hit Bon Cop Bad Cop.

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From the Leader-Post

by Brendan Kelly

....And now she's (Fabienne Larouche) making the move to the big screen with Le piege americain, which is one of the most unusual Quebecois films to come along in years.

Written by Larouche and her real-life partner Michel Trudeau, it is ostensibly the story of Lucien Rivard, a fascinating character who was part of the criminal underworld in Havana just prior to the revolution, smuggled drugs into the U.S. and found himself in a strange world that included American mobsters, French drug dealers, C.I.A. and F.B.I. agents and, the film suggests, perhaps some of the people tied to the Kennedy assassination.

Remy Girard plays Rivard, Colm Feore is a C.I.A. operative close to Rivard, and French thespian Gerard Darmon is, well, "the French Connection." Much of the film, directed by Charles Biname, is set in the United States, with scenes shot in Louisiana, and a good chunk of the dialogue is in English.

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Film website: http://www.theamericantrap.com/en-ca/home.html

Lucienrivard.com: http://www.lucienrivard.com/en-ca/home.html

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http://pressrepublican.com/0205_columns/x877132338/Coincidence-I-think-so

From the Vancouver Sun

by Brendan Kelly

.....Feore was, in theory, taking some time to talk about Le piege americain, a new film from director Charles Biname that opens May 16. The film from writer-producers Fabienne Larouche and Michel Trudeau is an intriguing period piece liberally inspired by the life and crimes of legendary Quebecois drug-dealer Lucien Rivard. The film -- which stars the great Remy Girard as Rivard -- hops from late '50s Havana to early '60s Montreal and New Orleans, and is part crime flick, part Oliver Stone-esque riff on wild conspiracy theories about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Feore plays C.I.A. agent Maurice Bishop, an American who speaks almost only in French in the film. It seems like a perfect bit of casting for an American-born Canadian francophile like Feore who is best-known to Quebec audiences for his role as a franco-challenged detective from Ontario in the bilingual mega-hit Bon Cop Bad Cop.

Full article:

From the Leader-Post

by Brendan Kelly

....And now she's (Fabienne Larouche) making the move to the big screen with Le piege americain, which is one of the most unusual Quebecois films to come along in years.

Written by Larouche and her real-life partner Michel Trudeau, it is ostensibly the story of Lucien Rivard, a fascinating character who was part of the criminal underworld in Havana just prior to the revolution, smuggled drugs into the U.S. and found himself in a strange world that included American mobsters, French drug dealers, C.I.A. and F.B.I. agents and, the film suggests, perhaps some of the people tied to the Kennedy assassination.

Remy Girard plays Rivard, Colm Feore is a C.I.A. operative close to Rivard, and French thespian Gerard Darmon is, well, "the French Connection." Much of the film, directed by Charles Biname, is set in the United States, with scenes shot in Louisiana, and a good chunk of the dialogue is in English.

Full article:

Film website: http://www.theamericantrap.com/en-ca/home.html

Lucienrivard.com: http://www.lucienrivard.com/en-ca/home.html

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