A Hero's Life


1h 43m 1994

Brief Synopsis

A drama based on a little-known sidebar of Canadian history: In the 1940s, some German POWs were shipped to Canada, and rural Quebecois routinely elisted these prisoners to help them out on their farms. When German prisoner, Hanibal, arrives to work on the farm of a young couple living outside of Mo

Film Details

Also Known As
Hero's Life, Vie d'un heros, La
Release Date
1994
Production Company
National Film Board Of Canada; TTlTfilm Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

A drama based on a little-known sidebar of Canadian history: In the 1940s, some German POWs were shipped to Canada, and rural Quebecois routinely elisted these prisoners to help them out on their farms. When German prisoner, Hanibal, arrives to work on the farm of a young couple living outside of Montreal, their rather strained marriage is put to the test; subsequently, a story unfolds dealing with the exploration of lost love, the tricks that memory plays and the ties that bind three generations of a French-Canadian family.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hero's Life, Vie d'un heros, La
Release Date
1994
Production Company
National Film Board Of Canada; TTlTfilm Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for two 1994 Canadian Genie Awards, including best music score (Milan Kymlicka) and best achievement in overall sound.

Released in United States 1994

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 25 - September 5, 1994.

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 25 - September 5, 1994.)