As it shapes at the end of the 19th century, history of baseball tells about the transformation of pastures and mentalities in North America. Slow and repetitive, the game gives pride to daydreaming and boasting. Full-bodied and mannered, it invokes the expanse of a new continent at the same time as it recalls its British origins. Filmed at the Victoria Stadium in Quebec and developed with the help of sports columnist Jean Dion, Temps morte wanders to better examine the state of baseball in French America: its particularities, its rules, its rites. The film only has a french version.
featuring CAPITALES DE QUÉBEC BASEBALL TEAM directed by DAVID N. BERNATCHEZ inspired by and with the writings of JEAN DION images FRÉDÉRICK PELLETIER DAVID N. BERNATCHEZ VINCENT DESCHÊNES sound GEORGES SHEEHY JEAN-FRANÇOIS DUGAS PIERRE LANTHIER editing DAVID N. BERNATCHEZ production helpers ALEXANDRE MINGARELLI JEAN-FRANÇOIS AUBÉ PÉÏRÉ BRUNNEMER music JASMIN CLOUTIER with the participation of FRÉDÉRICK CARRIER JEAN-PHILIPPE RENY sound editing MATHIEU CAMPAGNA color correction STUDIO ÉLÉMENT film produced with the support of SPIRAFILM CONSEIL DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES DU QUÉBEC distribution FILMS DU 3 MARS