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Underground Rated 15

Underground

Dir. Sophie Dupuis. Canada, 2020. 1h 37m. French/subs. Starring Joakim Robillard, Théodore Pellerin, Chantal Fontaine, Jean-François Boudreau, Guillaume Cyr, Maxime Genois.

The lives of a group of French-Canadian miners is thrown in disarray after an unexplained underground explosion. Maxim, a young worker with a troubled history, tries to find redemption for past mistakes by saving his stricken colleagues. A tense and remarkably intimate drama that delves deep into the dynamics of fractured male friendships and fragile masculinity.

'Dupuis puts human drama ahead of the action in this naturalistic, character-driven film…[this] disaster film digs deeper than most’ Cath Clarke, The Guardian

‘Dupuis’s knack with actors and for navigating how men perform masculinity — and are hindered by it — is on full display here.’ Alex Heeney, Seventh Row