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Year: 1999
Language: French
Format: 35mm Black & White
Runtime: 13 min
Director: Patrick Demers
Producer: Joseph Hillel
Writer: Pat Fitzkebun
Cinematographer: François Dutil
Editor: Sophie Leblond
Music: DJ Food, Laurent Guardo
Cast: Sonia Vigneault, Pierre Gendron, Pierre Brassard
Production Company: Qu4tre par Quatre

Shot during two days of improvisation by its cast and crew, this dark and energetic experimental drama follows a bickering couple who arrive at their cottage to find it ransacked by an uninvited, emotionally unstable visitor. Distinguished by a raw and free-wheeling impetuousness, Décharge was named Best Canadian Short Film at the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival®.

By: Andrew McIntosh