The Marsh (2002 film)

The Marsh (French: Le Marais) is a Canadian drama film, directed by Kim Nguyen and released in 2002.[1] Set in Eastern Europe during the 19th century, the film stars Gregory Hlady and Paul Ahmarani as Alexandre and Ulysse, two social outcasts who settle on a haunted marsh on the outskirts of a village, but become wrongly suspected of criminal wrongdoing after a woman from the village disappears.[2]

The Marsh
Le Marais
Directed byKim Nguyen
Produced byYves Fortin
Written byKim Nguyen
StarringGregory Hlady
Paul Ahmarani
Gabriel Gascon
Music byJulien Knafo
Stéphane Richer
CinematographyEric Cayla
Daniel Vincelette
Edited byRichard Comeau
Film Tonic
Productions Thalie
Distributed byFilm Tonic
Release date
  • September 9, 2002 (2002-09-09) (TIFF)
Running time
85 minutes

The film's cast also includes Gabriel Gascon, Karina Aktouf, James Hyndman, Réal Bossé and Alex Ivanovici.

The film premiered at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival.[3]

Gascon received a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 23rd Genie Awards.[4] The film received six Prix Jutra nominations at the 5th Jutra Awards, for Best Film, Best Director (Nguyen), Best Actor (Ahmarani), Best Screenplay (Nguyen), Best Cinematography (Eric Cayla and Daniel Vincelette), and Best Art Direction (Monique Dion).[5]


  1. "Marais, Le – Film de Kim Nguyen". Films du Québec, January 28, 2009.
  2. "Out of the marsh, into the limelight: Fabulous fable was digitally treated. Montreal director and writer Kim Nguyen blends Gothic style with the computer age". Montreal Gazette, October 15, 2002.
  3. "T.O. fest explores 'unique visions' in Canadian film: Perspectives Canada". National Post, September 6, 2002.
  4. "Quebec left out of Genie loop". Montreal Gazette, December 14, 2002.
  5. "Seraphin leads with 9 Jutra nominations". Montreal Gazette, January 29, 2003.
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