Barbarians of the Bay (French: Les Barbares de La Malbaie) is a Canadian comedy-drama film, directed by Vincent Biron and released in 2019. The film stars Philippe-Audrey Larrue-St-Jacques as Yves, a hockey player who failed at the National Hockey League level and has been reduced to playing amateur hockey in La Malbaie, Quebec. After being sidelined by an injury that has prevented him from playing in the national championship tournament in Thunder Bay, Ontario, he enlists his younger cousin Jean-Philippe (Justin Leyrolles-Bouchard), who also loves hockey but aspires to be a sports agent rather than a player, to drive him on a road trip to the tournament in an attempt to reclaim his rightful glory on the ice.
According to Biron, the film was made with the intention of exploring the life trajectory of the many hockey players who don't make it to the big leagues rather than the relatively few who do.
- Alex Rose, "Barbarians at the gate". Cult MTL, November 22, 2019.
- Maxime Demers, "«Les Barbares de La Malbaie»: Entre humour et mélancolie". Le Journal de Montréal, November 23, 2019.
- François Lévesque, "«Les Barbares de La Malbaie»: droit au but, droit au coeur". Le Devoir, November 22, 2019.
- "Les Barbares de La Malbaie lancent et comptent". Le Journal de Montréal, November 18, 2019.
- Barbarians of the Bay at IMDb
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