L'affaire Dumont

L'affaire Dumont

DVD - 2012 | French | Panoramique.
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Michel Dumont, un livreur de dépanneur séparé et père de deux jeunes enfants, est accusé, jugé et condamné pour une agression sexuelle qu'il nie avoir commis. En cours de procédures, il s'éprend de Solange, jeune mère monoparentale, qui croît à son innocence. Pendant qu'il purge sa peine de prison, elle le marie et s'attaque à la tâche colosale de le faire acquiter. Une version contemporaine de David contre Goliath.
Publisher: Montréal : Alliance vivafilm, 2012.
Edition: Panoramique.
Branch Call Number: AFFAI
Characteristics: 1 vidéodisque (env. 2h) : son., coul. ; 12 cm.


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Dec 06, 2014

Wrongfully convicted of sexual assault a delivery man is sentenced to prison despite conflicting evidence, an ethically suspect judge and prosecutor, and his accuser’s own admission of doubt. With his ex-wife alienating him from his children and the authorities refusing to believe his claims of innocence, Michel Dumont’s only hope lies in the dogged determination of Solange, his new bride, who is convinced her husband did nothing wrong. Using actual court transcripts for its trial scenes Daniel Grou’s provocative film, based on a true story, plays out like a comedy of deadly serious errors. Citing official apathy and grave judicial oversights which began in a small Montreal courtroom but had repercussions all the way to the Minister of Justice’s office, Grou calls into question a legal bureaucracy which not only sent an innocent man to jail for three years but continued to drag its feet even after his name was cleared. Although marred somewhat by meandering timelines and a few baffling edits, Grou’s excellent cast manage to make the most of Danielle Dansereau’s succinct script—delivering an angry polemic whose headlines are only a few years old.

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