Death of a Ladies' Man

  • Release Date: March 12, 2021 (limited)
  • Genre: Drama

  • Director: Matt Bissonnette
  • Producer(s): Corey Marr, Don Carmody, Marie-Claude Poulin, Martina Niland
  • Writer(s): Matthew Bissonnette
  • Studio: Mongrel Media
  • Length: 1h 40m

Synopsis

Professor Samuel O'Shea (Gabriel Byrne) teaches poetry at McGill university, but when a lifetime of alcoholism leads him to begin having hallucinations, he goes to see a doctor. Following an MRI, he discovers he has a large, unoperable tumor in his brain that will kill him within the year.

Knowing that he's been a terrible father to his son (Antoine Olivier Pilon) and daughter (Karelle Tremblay), he tries to make it up to them, while writing a book about his life growing up without a mother, and losing his father at a young age. He travels back to his homeland of Ireland, where the hallucinations continue, but all of his experiences and his visions of his father Ben (Brian Gleeson) as a ghost become content for his book.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Partly filmed in Montreal and Ontario. Several cast members are Canadian.;

Cast

Gabriel Byrne, Jessica Paré, Brian Gleeson, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Karelle Tremblay, Suzanne Clément
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