about violence, horror, censorship
and legislation on the Web.
In 2009, Rémy Couture, special
effects makeup artist was arrested
by SPVM right in front of his home
and would later be charged with
obscenity and corruption of morality.
Montreal’s Police was responding to
a complaint regarding pictures
coming from his website
Innerdepravity.com which had been
freely circulating on the Web.
ART/CRIME discusses violence,
fiction, and censorship in movies
but also in the loosely regulated
environment that the Web still
represents. The documentary allows
many, like movie directors Nacho
Cerdà, Robert Morin and Patrick
Senécal as well as former politician
Mario Dumont to present their
thoughts on the matter.
ART/CRIME the emergency to tell a
The movie was directed by Frédérick
Maheux, artist from the experimental
scene. It was produced over a few
months, without any public or
private funding, for the purpose of
collecting a variety of points of
view on the questions arising from
L’affaire Rémy Couture. Is the Web
becoming the theatre of real
violence pushing aside fiction?
Whether we like Remy Couture’s form
of expression or not, was the legal
system the place to set that debate?
Mobilization of the cinema industry
as well as the media’s interest
shows that if some worry about
freedom of speech others are just
really disturbed to see the
resources our legal system has spent
to examine the case of a small
artist-entrepreneur. This movie
gives an opportunity to movie
directors, SPVM’s spokesperson,
models, lawyers and scholars to
reflect on these questions.
100 minutes / Color / French spoken
+ ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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