Bad seeds

French Title: Les mauvaises herbes
Genre: Comedy
Director: Louis Bélanger
Director: Louis Bélanger, Alexis Martin
Cast: Alexis Martin, Gilles Renaud, Emmanuelle Lussier-Martinez, Luc Picard
Distributor: Seville International
Length: 108 min
Country: Canada (Québec)
Release: East Coast Premiere
Select Awards: Canadian Screen Nominations: Best Motion Picture, Best Art Direction/Production Design, Best Editing, Best Sound; Festival du film francophone d’Angoulême: Best Screenplay Award

Jacques is an actor who runs away to the countryside to evade his gambling debts and the lowlifes who are determined to collect. He meets Simon, a tough and wily farmer who corners him in an unusual business relationship. Together they cultivate one of the last remaining cash crops in this rural Québecois community…  After a rocky start, the men help each other, and their marijuana plants begin to thrive. Soon another unsuspecting figure stumbles into their lives: a jagged-edged young woman who discovers their activities and is eventually “persuaded” to join their merry band. By the time they reach the winter harvest, outside forces threaten the delicate balance of their little venture.

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