FILM CATALOGUE

Mad Dog & The Butcher - The Last Villains Thomas Rinfret 2019

Mad Dog & The Butcher - The Last Villains

Thomas Rinfret / 2019 / 94 min. / 82 min. / Canada / FRENCH, ENGLISH / FRENCH SUBS , ENGLISH SUBS

Synopsis

The Last Villains (Mad Dog & The Butcher) immerses us in filmmaker Thomas Rinfret’s journey to direct a documentary on the lives of the famed Vachon wrestling family. His protagonist is the last living member of the dynasty: Paul “The Butcher” Vachon. The film features two simultaneous levels of storytelling: the director’s creative illustration of the epic stories told by Paul in his books and the four-year adventure, during which Thomas, camera in hand, follows Paul’s nomadic wanderings across North America.

Cast & Crew

Screenplay: Annick Charlebois et Thomas Rinfret
Research: Annick Charlebois
Original idea: Paul Rollins
Cinematographer: Dominic Dorval. Vincent Masse, Richard Tremblay et Thomas Rinfret
Editing: Benoît Côté and Thomas Rinfret
Original music: Joseph Marchand
Illustrations: Marc Tellier
Sound: Pierre Bouchard, Olivier Léger, Dany Côté et Thomas Rinfret
Sound editing: Jérôme Boiteau, Studio Expression
Cast: Paul and Dee Vachon

Genre


Documentary

Topics


Biopic, Family, Quebec, Sports and hobbies



Trailer

Biography

A former member of the Canadian downhill ski team, Thomas Rinfret has travelled the world with his sport – not unlike the Vachon brothers. His passion for visual media dates back to 2001, when Thomas co-founded Pléhouse films, originally dedicated to extreme skiing films. Seven films were thus produced with a worldwide distribution. Thomas innovative approach to the sport and his uniquely human and esthetic vision set his director’s work apart.

In 2008 Thomas then turned to studying documentary at INIS in Montréal (Institut national de l'image et du son). Following this program, he was awarded the Louise Spickler Award recognizing the talent. It was the beginning of a career. The following years were spent directing tv shows at CBC/Radio-Canada and documentaries for Télé-Québec among those, Ma Foi (My Faith) his most personal film to date, all shot with a special camera rig he built to be able to filmed himself, his one-hour documentary received 3 nominations at Gémeaux Awards.

Thomas met Annick Charlebois, his script writting partner back in 2014, on a series called L’Espace d’une Chanson, where Thomas talent for image and music editing was noted by one of the producers that brought him on board to direct his first feature documentary : The Last Villains.


Festivals

- 2019 -
First Feature Film Award | Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, Canada
Audience's Coup de Coeur, Honorable Mention | FICFA, Canada

- 2020 -
In Competition | Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois et Francophone, Canada
In Competition | Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In Competition | Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Canada
In Competition | Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA
In Competition | Les Percéides, Canada
In Competition | CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival, USA

Official selection | Festival du Cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, Canada

- 2021 -
Best Documentary Feature | Cinema on the Bayou, Canada
In Competition | NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival, Canada
Nominated - Best Sports Documentary I ROCKIES AWARDS, Banff World Media Festival, Canada
In Competition | Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, USA
In Competition | Festival du film de Saint-Séverin, Canada
In Competition | Vail Film Festival, USA
In Competition | Cinéfranco Film Festival, Canada


Prices

- 2019 -
First Feature Film Award | Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, Canada
Audience's Coup de Coeur, Honorable Mention | FICFA, Canada

- 2020 -
The documentary won three awards out of the 4 nominations received at the 35th Gala des prix Gémeaux.
- Meilleure émission ou série documentaire | Biographie ou portrait
- Meilleure réalisation documentaire | Biographie ou portrait 
- Meilleure direction photographique I Affaires publiques, Documentaire, Émission

The documentary was also a finalist for 3 Iris awards at the Gala Québec Cinéma.

- 2021 -
Best Documentary Feature | Cinema on the Bayou, Canada
Nominated - Best Sports Documentary I ROCKIES AWARDS, Banff World Media Festival, Canada





Information

The original version with english subtitles is not available online.




Photos

Photo Gallery -  Mad Dog & The Butcher - The Last Villains Thomas Rinfret 2019
Photo Gallery -  Mad Dog & The Butcher - The Last Villains Thomas Rinfret 2019
Photo Gallery -  Mad Dog & The Butcher - The Last Villains Thomas Rinfret 2019
Photo Gallery -  Mad Dog & The Butcher - The Last Villains Thomas Rinfret 2019
Photo Gallery -  Mad Dog & The Butcher - The Last Villains Thomas Rinfret 2019

These films might also interest you

Available Upwelling Hugo Latulippe 2022

Upwelling

X

Upwelling

Hugo Latulippe
Twenty young performers brought together for a creation lab strive to tap into the spirit of the times by scouring contemporary Québécois poetry. When, to everyone’s amazement, one of theirs is elected to Quebec’s National Assembly, poetry becomes an integral part of the country’s political (...)
Documentaire 88 min. 2022
Available Passages Caroline Côté et Florence Pelletier 2020

Passages

X

Passages

Caroline Côté et Florence Pelletier
Five women from the North to the South of Quebec embark on a multisport expedition following the Koroc river in Nunavik. Travelling together against adversity, this journey soon becomes one of self-discovery for each participant.
Documentaire 77 min. 2020
Available Free The Winding Farmland Sarah-Christine Bourihane 2019

The Winding Farmland

X

The Winding Farmland

Sarah-Christine Bourihane
In an estate located in St-Alfred of Beauce, Carl and Alexandra are attempting to take on the life of their forefathers, but cannot escape the reality of the modern world. The belief that their values will be transmitted kindles their hope and makes them fight on.
Documentaire 24 min. 2019
Available Free Roseline Like in the Movies Sara Bourdeau 2020

Roseline Like in the Movies

X

Roseline Like in the Movies

Sara Bourdeau
Roseline is a renowned actress with an impressive career. After a lifetime on camera, she gets ready to play her greatest role yet. Fiction and reality blur together, surfacing a deeply buried secret—then: lights, camera, action.
Fiction 15 min. 2020
Available Free Herd Florence Lafond 2017

Herd

X

Herd

Florence Lafond
That morning, as she gets ready for her dance audition, Alex is outraged when her mother forces her once again to babysit her disabled sister.
Fiction 11 min. 2017
Available Free Where do cats go after 9 lives ? Marion Duhaime 2017

Where do cats go after 9 lives ?

X

Where do cats go after 9 lives ?

Marion Duhaime
Lily-May decides to tell those closest to her about the choice she has made. She intends to end her life at an assisted suicide clinic. When the time of our own death is predetermined, is saying goodbye any easier?
Fiction 18 min. 2017
Available Free Footsteps Claudia Kedney-Bolduc 2018

Footsteps

X

Footsteps

Claudia Kedney-Bolduc
In a small boxing gym in Louisiana, two generations of female boxers reveal how the sport changed their lives.
Documentaire 5 min. 2018
Available Free A Tempo François Dubé 2018

A Tempo

X

A Tempo

François Dubé
In music, the return to the original movement. Reflections on the rhythm of childhood and parenthood from birth.
Documentaire 11 min. 2018



BECOME A MEMBER

Spira is your coop devoted to independent filmmaking.
Become a member today!

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.

Ok