Les mâles

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Release Date: March 3, 1971

Status: Released

Running time: 1h 36m

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Plot.

Non-Quebecois might find this French language comedy somewhat inscrutable, as it contains many local references and in-jokes. Two incredibly primitive backwoods types are the subject of the story. The men who kidnapped the local police chief's daughter were just released from prison and still have a hankering for a woman. When they return to their campsite, they discover a nymph that they both sleep with. They discovered that she had left after they came to blows over her. There is nudity and sexual situations depicted in this film.

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The Men (French: Les Mâles) is a Canadian crime comedy film, directed by Gilles Carle and released in 1971. The film centres on Jean (Donald Pilon) and Émile (René Blouin), a lumberjack and a student who have been living off the grid in the wilderness, who decide that they need a woman to join them and head into town to look for one. They resort to kidnapping Dolores (Katerine Mousseau), a prison guard who is the daughter of the village police chief, leading the villagers to mount a vigilante mob to capture Jean and Émile and bring them to justice.The film's cast also includes Andrée Pelletier and Guy L'Écuyer.Martin Knelman of The Globe and Mail reviewed the film favourably, writing that "At his most brilliant, Carle achieves a form of comedy that's part Rabelaisian and part Keystone Kops, but just under the surface of slapstick raucousness there's a sense of desperation, of despair on the brink of violence and defeat. This double-sighted attitude is what gives Carle's movies their peculiar comic edge and their self-propelling energy."

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