Death of a Ladies' Man

a MATTHEW BISSONNETTE picture

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Title

Death of a Ladies' Man

Director

Matthew Bissonnette

Producer

Corey Marr, Marie-Claude Poulin, Martina Niland

Nationality

Canada-Ireland

Year

2020

Duration

100 minutes

Language

English

Format

Ratio

Original Title

Death of a Ladies' Man

Synopsis

Synopsis

From the producers of BrooklynOnce and Chicago, a dramedy about life and love featuring songs by Leonard Cohen. 

Samuel O’Shea, a university professor of poetry, exuberant womanizer and enthusiastic drinker has seen better days. His second marriage is ending, and his wife and children are at their wits’ end with him. More disturbingly, he has begun seeing things: Frankenstein
sidles up to the bar and strangers sing and dance to Leonard Cohen tunes. His much missed father, who died when Samuel was just a boy, pops up for chats. 

At first Samuel thinks it could be the drink, or perhaps he’s just crazy or over-imaginative, but then learns he has a brain tumour. Reflecting on the life he has lived, Samuel retreats to his family shack in remote Ireland, where he begins work on that great novel he always meant to write, and generally take stock. Surprisingly, or not, he meets and falls in love with a local woman, who is full of unexpected ideas. All this leads Samuel to an utterly unforeseeable happy ending.

Cast & Crew

Gabriel Byrne
Jessica Paré
Brian Gleeson
Suzanne Clement
Karelle Tremblay
Antoine-Olivier Pilon
Director Matthew Bissonnette
Producers Corey Marr
Don Carmody
Marie-Claude Poulin
Martina Niland
Executive Producers Alexander Kushaev
Hengameh Panahi
Charlotte Mickie
Hussain Amarshi
Director of Photography Jonathon Cliff, C.S.C.
Editor Matt Lyon
Art Director Sylvain Gingras
Special Effects Supervisor Jon Campfens
Costume Design Odette Gadoury
Music Stephen Rennicks
Casting Andrea Kenyon
Produced with the participation of TELEFILM CANADA
FÍS ÉIREANN/SCREEN IRELAND
SOCIÉTÉ DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DES ENTREPRISES
CULTURELLES – QUEBEC
CANADA MEDIA FUND
ONTARIO CREARTES
WESTERN REGIONAL AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCER’S FUND / WRAP FUND
THE HAROLD GREENBERG FUND
Produced in association with MONTE ROSSO PRODUCTION
CBC FILMS
BELL MEDIA’S CRAVE