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The Hounds of Notre Dame is a 1980 Canadian drama film directed by Zale Dalen.

Plot[]

The Hounds of Notre Dame is about 36 hours in the life of Père Athol Murray, a hard-drinking, chain-smoking Catholic priest, teacher, political activist and coach of the school hockey team, The Hounds. Peacocke gives a powerful performance as Murray, who defies his superior and gives anti-CCF (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation) speeches in 1940s Saskatchewan. The film received outstanding reviews and Peacocke won a Genie Award for best actor, but it received only limited distribution and came to symbolize the problems inherent in producing quality Canadian features.[1]

Reception[]

  • The film earned 9 Genie Award nominations in 1981 in the categories of:
    • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Thomas Peacocke (won)
    • Best Achievement in Direction
    • Best Achievement in Editing
    • Best Achievement in Overall Sound
    • Best Achievement in Sound Editing
    • Best Motion Picture
    • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
    • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
    • Best Original Screenplay

References[]

  1. (2001) Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 102. ISBN 0-8020-3512-4. 

External links[]

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