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The Burghers of Vancouver is the second collaboration between Denys Arcand and Adad Hannah. Shot on location in Paris and Vancouver it tells the stories of six individuals hired by a shadowy employer to recreate Rodin's 1889 bronze Les bourgeois de Calais in an urban plaza in Vancouver. Each of the six vertical screens follows a single participant from when they wake up and go to work until they return home and go to sleep. The six discrete stories come together to paint a picture of a group of people alone together as they assume the roles of Rodin's Burghers and perform a tableau vivant.

Credited cast:
Doug Abrahams Doug Abrahams - The Ex-Millworker
Pascal Chatelain Pascal Chatelain - The Ski Bum
Vincent Gale Vincent Gale - The Criminal
Philip Granger Philip Granger - The Poet
Sook Hexamer Sook Hexamer - Older Woman
Soyeon Hwangbo Soyeon Hwangbo - Older Woman's granddaughter
Kerry Sandomirsky Kerry Sandomirsky - The Ex-Millworker's wife
Camille Sullivan Camille Sullivan - The Ex-Junkie
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