"My Cyrano de Bergerac had grown rusty."
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Shanghai film festival
Les rendez-vous du cinéma québécois

The Masters of Suspense


Hubert Wolfe, a successful author who hasn’t written anything for 10 years, is living a life of lies. He uses a ghostwriter named Dany—a prolific writer known for his genuineness of spirit as well as his antisocial behaviour—to write his novels. When Dany’s life falls apart and he is no longer able to write, Hubert turns to another writer, Quentin, a soft-hearted man with a pure soul. The meeting of the three men turns each of their lives upside down. Their personal quests, swayed by the three women in their lives—one an anti-movie star, another a waitress with ties to the underworld, the third a hysterical wife—lead them into a series of unexpected situations and into a troubling world in a lost corner of the United States, far from their usual stomping grounds. In this strange land, each man begins to discover who he truly is and, ultimately, to rewrite his own life.

Canada, 2014
Comedy, 101min

The Masters of Suspense


Michel Côté
Robin Aubert
Antoine Bertrand
Anne Casabonne
Maria De Medeiros
Anna Hopkins
Paul Savoie


Director and Screenwriter: Stéphane Lapointe
Script Consutant: Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne
Producers: Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin


Director of Photography: Jean-François Lord
Production Designer: David Pelletier
Editor: Nathalie Lysight
Sound: Martin Pinsonnault and Simon Poudrette
Costume Designer: Carmen Alie
Original Music: Team Ghost
Casting: Daniel Poisson and Pierre Pageau
Still Photographer: Sébastien Raymond

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The Masters of Suspense

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Shanghai International Film Festival
Special presentation

Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma québécois

Ciné Franco! Francophone International Film Festival
Special presentation