Junior (2008 film)

Junior is a 2008 documentary film chronicling a year in the life of Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Co-directed by Isabelle Lavigne and Stéphane Thibault and produced by the National Film Board of Canada, the film was named Best Documentary: Society at the Prix Gémeaux and Best Canadian Feature Documentary at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.[1] It also won the Sheffield Doc/Fest Audience Award in 2009

Directed byIsabelle Lavigne
Stéphane Thibault
Written byIsabelle Lavigne
Stéphane Thibault
Produced byJohanne Bergeron
Yves Bisaillon
StarringBenjamin Breault
Christian Daigle
Michel Morissette
Éric Dubois
Éric Messier
Jean-Pierre Lareau
Ryan-James Hand
François Bouchard
Alexandre Picard-Hooper
Jonathan Duchesneau
Michel Laroque
Jacques Tremblay
Pierre Parent
Denis Leblanc
Marcel Marsolais
Patrick Lowe
Alex Lamontagne
Ryan Lehr
Gilles Côté
Brian St-Louis
Edited byRené Roberge
Release date
  • September 10, 2008 (2008-09-10) (RIDM)
  • January 28, 2008 (2008-01-28) (Quebec)
Running time
96 minutes
LanguagesFrench, English

The film was shot in Direct Cinema style and follows players, managers, trainers, shareholders, agents and recruiters over the course of an entire season.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Junior". Film Collection. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  2. ^ Anderson, Jason (16 April 2008). "Hot Docs". Eye Weekly. Retrieved 19 September 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Hewings, Meg (24 January 2008). "The business of hockey". Hour. Archived from the original on 4 April 2008. Retrieved 19 September 2010.

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