Cruel & Unusual

My Internship in Canada


Plot Summary 

Guibord is an independent Member of Parliament who represents Prescott-Makadewà-Rapides-aux Outardes, a vast county in Northern Quebec. As the entire country watches, Guibord unwillingly finds himself in the awkward position of holding the decisive vote to determine whether Canada will go to war. Accompanied by his wife, his daughter and an idealistic intern from Haiti named Souverain (Sovereign) Pascal, Guibord travels across his district in order to consult his constituents. While groups of lobbyists get involved in a debate that spins out of control, the MP will have to face his own conscience. My Internship in Canada (Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre) is a biting political satire in which politicians, citizens and lobbyists go head-to-head tearing democracy to shreds.

Cast & Crew


Patrick Huard


Philippe Falardeau


Suzanne Clément


Philippe Falardeau


Irdens Exantus


Luc Dery


Clémence Dufresne-Deslières



Sonia Cordeau


Entertainment One



Additional Information

Rating PG Running time 108 minutes


Released 2015

Short Film Pairing:Ame noir