Director: Sophie Dupuis
Starring: Joakim Robillard, Théodore Pellerin
Available to stream online from Friday 20 August
Maxime works in a mine in Val d’Or. He shares his time with his girlfriend and his childhood friend, Julien, who was disabled after a car accident he caused two years earlier.
Feeling guilty, Maxime wants to redeem himself. But he is held back by Mario, Julien’s father who also works at the mine and still holds the tragic accident against him.
One day, an explosion resounds underground. As part of the rescue mission, Maxime descends into the cave of the mine with the firm intention to save his colleagues.
Joakim Robillard is outstanding as the conflicted Maxime, with excellent support from Théodore Pellerin, in a thought-provoking and deftly-handled examination of masculinity in crisis.
In French with English subtitles
Stream on demand from Friday 20 August for £9.99. You’ll have 48 hours to watch the film from the point of purchase. 50% of the streaming fee goes towards supporting Northampton Filmhouse.
Please note, while Underground is listed on our website and we receive a share of the rental fee, the purchasing and rental agreement is between you and the film distributor for the movie.