The documentary thriller Expo 67 Mission Impossible invites us to relive the incredible adventure of the men behind Man and His World. Over time, tongues have loosened and the full story can now emerge, just like Notre-Dame Island out of the waters of the St. Lawrence. Thanks to unprecedented access to over 80,000 archival documents, along with uncensored accounts by the movers and shakers behind this success story, filmmakers Guylaine Maroist, Michel Barbeau and Éric Ruel invite us to relive the white-knuckle countdown to the grand opening on April 28, 1967.

Constructed like a grand epic, Expo67: Mission Impossible is a true thriller starring the characters who were the Mad Men of Montreal. The organizers had only 1,628 days to build an island, 128 pavilions, three bridges and trains capable of transporting tens of millions of visitors. A computer modeling team at the Stanford Research Institute predicted failure. The first organizing committee resigned. Speculators started getting edgy. The governments in Ottawa and Quebec were reluctant to cough up the cash for a one-time event that would cost more than all the bridges of Montreal. A film produced by Productions de la ruelle. More info at www.expo-67.ca

“☆☆☆☆… We like the quality of the research, the fast paced editing, the dynamism (…), the pride displayed by the film.” — Normand Provencher, Le Soleil

“A veeeeeery good documentary.”  — Stéphanie Tremblay, Radio-Canada Québec

“Fabulous documentary.” — Richard Therrien, Le Soleil

“This is the first time in my life that I attend a screening where people applaud every 5 minutes. Superb! Expo 67 Mission Impossible! A must see!” — Geneviève Borne

“Expo 67 Mission Impossible is an absolute must see.”  Josée Legault, Journal de Montréal

“A fantastic documentary.” Stéphane Garneau, Radio-Canada

“This is not a cheap documentary… We can see the amount of hard work was put into it.” Emilie Perreault, 98,5 FM

“Expo 67 Mission Impossible, a fascinating documentary.”  Julie Jasmine Boudreault

“An extraordinary documentary.” — Guy A. Lepage, Tout le monde en parle

“I laughed, I shed tears – this is one of the films that has most affected me in my life.” – Serge Postigo

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Expo 67 Mission Impossible (2017)
68 mins. English version. Version française.

A film by Guylaine Maroist, Michel Barbeau and Eric Ruel
Les Productions de la Ruelle inc.

We rise to the occasion.
— Philippe De Gaspé Beaubien II, “Mayor” 1967 Montreal Universal Exposition


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A film by Guylaine Maroist, Michel Barbeau and Eric Ruel
Feature-length documentary (68 minutes)

Distributed by: Productions de la ruelle inc.
Produced by: 9212-5913 Québec Inc


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