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FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

The Last Villains is the larger-than-life story of the legendary Vachon family of pro wrestlers, as recounted by the only surviving member, Paul “The Butcher” Vachon. The movie draws a touching parallel between 80-year-old Paul’s oddly nomadic present-day lifestyle, crisscrossing North America with his third wife to peddle his autobiographies to his ever-devoted fans, and the glory years when he and his brother Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon were kings of the ring.

Directors Biography

A former member of the Canadian downhill ski team, Thomas Rinfret has travelled the world with his sport – not unlike the Vachon brothers. His passion for visual media dates back to 2001, when Thomas co-founded PlĂ©house films, originally dedicated to extreme skiing films. Seven films were thus produced with a worldwide distribution. Thomas innovative approach to the sport and his uniquely human and esthetic vision set his director’s work apart.

In 2008 Thomas then turned to studying documentary at INIS in Montréal (Institut national de l'image et du son). Following this program, he was awarded the Louise Spickler Award recognizing the talent. It was the beginning of a career. The following years were spent directing tv shows at CBC/Radio-Canada and documentaries for Télé-Québec among those, Ma Foi (My Faith) his most personal film to date, all shot with a special camera rig he built to be able to filmed himself, his one-hour documentary received 3 nominations at Gémeaux Awards.

Thomas met Annick Charlebois, his script writting partner back in 2014, on a series called L’Espace d’une Chanson, where Thomas talent for image and music editing was noted by one of the producers that brought him on board to direct his first feature documentary : The Last Villains.
Thomas Rinfret
Annick Charlebois
Valérie Bissonette
2021
91 Minutes
Quebec City, Canada
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