Code 13


Mathieu Denis —2007


Fiction / 16 min / 35 mm / 2.35:1 / colour

Joseph roams Montreal's downtown core in his cab. One night, he hits a young cyclist who is coming back from a party. A fight ensues. Joseph, panicking, uses Code 13, a radio call for help adressed to his colleagues. When a group of drivers comes to the rescue, Joseph has to face the seriousness of his choice.

Joseph: Roc Lafortune
Cyclist: Vincent-Guillaume Otis
Michel: Paul Dion
Reynald: Patrice Dussault
Dispatcher: Marie-France Marcotte
Gagnon: Richard Barrette
Operator: Diane-Marie Racicot
Dispatcher: Martin Lavigne

Written and directed by: Mathieu Denis
Producers: Sylvain Corbeil & Pascal Bascaron
Director of photography: Serge Desrosiers, CSC
Art director: Guillaume Couture
Editor: Pascale Paroissien
Sound: Hugo Brochu, Patrice LeBlanc
Original score: Robert Marcel Lepage

Selection
Canada’s Top Ten List, 32nd Toronto International Film Festival, 2007

Festivals
23e Festival international de cinéma francophone à Namur, Belgique, 2008
14th Temecula Valley Film and Music Festival, California, USA, 2008
12e Festival Fantasia, Montréal, Québec, 2008
6th Tabor International Short Film Festival, Zabok, Croatia, 2008
4th Winnipeg International Film Festival, Canada, 2008
61st Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2008
4th West Chester Film Festival, Pennsylvania, USA, 2008
9e Festival de cinéma des 3 Amériques, Québec, Québec, 2008
26e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal, Québec, 2008
12e Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, Chicoutimi, Québec, 2008
32nd Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, 2007

Sales
TFO (Télévision française d'Ontario), 2010

Distribution
Travelling Distribution
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Canada
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Contact
Web site

Photos credit : Dominique Lafond