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Mon Ami

World Premiere
  • Canada
  • 2012
  • 93 mins
  • HD
  • English
Hosted by Director Rob Grant

Things aren’t going well for Teddy and Cal. As longtime friends they’ve shared many dreams of fortune that never saw fruition. They’re presently prisoners of a dreary lifestyle they wouldn’t impose on their worst enemies. Both friends work as managers in a soulless hardware store exclusively patronized by morons. Teddy is married to a jealous tyrant who watches and decides his every move while Cal, on the other hand, has become such a loser that he now spends his nights in the warehouse of their workplace. When their boss informs them that they’ll never get promoted and will forever be prisoner of their catastrophic destinies, they decide to take matters into their own hands. They have a simple plan to get out of their hellhole: kidnap the boss’s daughter and demand a hefty ransom. A weekend’s worth of work and then... the sweet life! But as you’ve no doubt guessed, nothing goes as planned. It is only a matter of time before their pathetic situation explodes into an apocalyptic mess as bodies start to pile up and cops begin to wonder what these two idiots might be up to. Fortunately, Teddy and Cal are ready to face adversity, their friendship soon becoming the only thing they can hang on to.

Fans of truly independent cinema, prepare to be satisfied! The team behind the succulent YESTERDAY, the surprise zombie-success of Fantasia 2009, is finally back with a new feature film, this time trading in a walking-dead drama for an ebony-dark comedy. No panic, however, as director Rob Grant and his crew remain faithful to their first love. Their newborn MON AMI explodes with diabolically gory scenes that border on bad taste. Beneath the litres of sanguine fluid lies a well-crafted screenplay that doesn’t allow for any respite between bursts of laughter. Grant demonstrates an undeniable comic talent capable of creating hilarious dialogue and fantastic situations that always lead to fits of laughter. He also brings a nice sensibility in his description of the indestructible union between two friends in the face of conflict. MON AMI is one of those rare films that both touch and stain the soul... and does it the greatest good.

— Simon Laperriere