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While a world war rages, Philippe, a draft-dodger from Quebec, takes refuge in the American West, surviving by competing in Charlie Chaplin impersonation contests. As Philippe makes his long journey home, he encounters various characters under the sway of a destructive madness born of the chaotic times. His voyage, both violent and fascinating, is a hallucinatory initiation to the darker side of the American Dream.

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Directed by: Maxime Giroux

Written by: Simon Beaulieu and Maxime Giroux

Starring: Martin Dubreuil, Mike Calchera, Buddy Duress


Genre: Drama 

Canadian Screen Awards 2019 WINNER Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design, Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Canadian Screen Awards 2019 NOMINEE Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Direction

"Gradually works its magic as a beaten and bewildered Philippe enters the final phase of his long, strange trip."

- The Hollywood Reporter

"It's a testament to French-Canadian director Maxime Giroux's control over his material that, as seemingly random or absurd as the events and imagery in The Great Darkened Days may appear, they all feel ruled by a genuine and moving emotion at their core."

- Cinemascope

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