bon cop

Okay so today I watched literally the most Canadian movie to ever exist. By that I mean Anglophones make fun of Francophones, and vice versa. And hockey is involved.

It’s a buddy cop film called “Bon Cop, Bad Cop” and follows two police officers as they try to solve a case together. One is a straight-laced, by-the-books Anglophone cop from Toronto, and the other is a badass, rule-bending Francophone from Montreal. And since the body of the victim found landed right on top of the sign for the Ontario and Quebec border, they have to partner up on this case.

And the best part of this whole movie? The entire reason this serial killer started murdering people is because he’s a disgruntled hockey fan unhappy about the direction “Commissioner Buttman” is taking the league. Hockey equipment is used as weapons.

In this film all the official names have been changed, but it’s clear the writers barely even bothered trying to disguise what they were referring to. I mean, Bettman –> Buttman, for god’s sake. The first victim has to do with the “Quebec team being sold to Colorado”, aka a reference to the Nordiques –> Avalanche, even though in the movie the Quebec team is called the Fleur de Lys. Montreal Canadiens are now the Montreal Patriotes. The NHL is called the LHC.

Y'all. If you’re a hockey fan you have to watch this. It’s ridiculous, but also kinda hilarious. And definitely entertaining.

Oh, and a sequel is apparently coming out this year. So. I mean, it’s gonna be a fun time.

Anyway, Bon Cop, Bad Cop is available on Netflix. Please go watch it for a hockey murdering good time.

ID #31667

Name: Maddison
Age: 23
Country: Canada

Hi!

I’m a soon to be grad looking to get into the publishing industry…I know, good luck with that. I’m a lesbian and married with two cats, a rat, and a turtle.

My interests include books (both reading and writing), with a particular interest in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Cozy Mysteries with female and preferably queer leads. I’m also a TV and movie binge watcher, and my favourite movie is Bon Cop Bad Cop. I like to draw, knit, and spin yarn. I’m kind of a bit of a hobby addict.

I’m currently learning French and would love to be able to expand my experience with the language, I’m hoping I can one day move to Montreal (though as a west coaster, the winters terrify me).

Preferences: I would prefer female identified individuals who are 22 or over, but location doesn’t matter. And I would love to do snail mail!

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For the people of the Check Please Fandom wondering how to swear in Québécois, here is the best lesson I can think of: the movie Bon Cop; Bad Cop.

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“I’m Québècois, câlisse!”

“Says he’s a terrorist.”

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BON COP BAD COP 2 - TEASER TRAILER - NOW PLAYING!

🇫🇷🇧🇪 Foreign Films 🇩🇰🇳🇱 (455)

DANISH
Klovn
Adams Æbler
10 Timer Til Paradis
Jagten
En Kongelig Affære
De Grønne Slagter
Idioterne
Blå Mænd
Kvinden i Buret
Kapringen
Kærlighed på Film
I Kina Spiser De Hunde
Pusher
Nordvest
Sorg og Glæde
Player

SWEDISH
Män Som Hatar Kvinnor
Patrik 1,5
Sound Of Noise
Hypnotisören
Hotell
Vi Är Bästa

NORWEGIAN
Oslo, 31 Augst
Hodejegerne
Flukt
Jackpot

DUTCH
New Kids Nitro
New Kids Turbo
Bride Flight
Sint
Phileine Zegt Sorry
Zombibi
Plan C
Laatste Dagen Van Emma Blank
Alleen Maar Nette Mensen
Ouwehoeren
Smoorverliefd
De Ontmaagding van Eva von End
Borgman
Waiter
De Noorderlingen
Het Diner
Spijt
Matterhorn
Iedereen Beroemd
Ben X
De helaasheid der dingen
Aanrijding in Moscou
Meisjes
Rundskop
Ex Drummer
Loft
The Broken Circle Breakdown
Het Vonnis
Hasta La Vista
Offline
De Behandeling
Adem
De Zaak Alzheimer
Grimm
Doodslag
De Bende van Oss
Daglicht
Wolf
Black Out
Rabat
Nordzee, Texas
Tot Altijd
Lucia de B
Verlengd Weekend
Hartenstraat
Halfweg
Soof
App
Jongens
My Queen Karo
Welp

FRENCH
Amélie
Le Papillion
L’Arnacœur
Petit Nicolas
Prete-moi Ta Main
Les Femmes Du 6ème Étage
Les Émotifs Anonymes
OSS 117 Rio ne Répond plus
OSS 117 Le Caire, nid d’espions
Bancs Publics
Polisse
Le Code a Changé
Potiche
Mince Alors!
La Chèvre
Rien à Déclarer
Le Dîner des Cons
La Doublure
17 Filles
Les Bien-aimés
Haute Tension
Lucky Luke
LOL
Delicatessen
L’Auberge Espagnole
La Femme Nikita
Ricky
La Môme
Les Poupées Russes
Ils
Les Visiteurs
Ca$h
Banlieue 13
B13:Ultimatum
Ma Part du Gâteau
Les Intouchables
Elles
The Day I Saw Your Heart
Rust and Bone
8 Femmes
Wasabi
Le Placard
Le Professionnel
Un Heureux Événement
Let My People Go
Holy Motors
Swimming Pool
Mesrine l’instinct de Mort
Crime d’Amour
Ne Le Dis À Personne
Populaire
Un Plan Parfait
Bienvenue Chez Les Ch’tis
Le Coursier
Thérèse Desqueyroux
Le Passée
Vive La France
L’Americain
La Guerre des Boutons (1962)
La Vie d’Adèle
Dans la Maison
Les Salauds
Martyrs
La Guerre des Boutons (2011)
La Nouvelle Guerre des Boutons
Les Chansons d’Amour
Joséphine
La Haine
L’Enfant d’en Haut
Casse-Tête Chinois
Les Adieux à la Reine
De L’Autre Côté du Périphe
Les Infidèles
La Belle Personne
9 Mois Fermé
Les Pétroleuses
L’Enfance du Mal
Le Mépris
Les Diaboliques
Les Garçons et Guillaume, à Table
L’Inconnu du Lac
Les Profs
Yves Saint Laurent
Jeune & Jolie
Comme des Frères
J’ai Tué Ma Mère
Bon Cop Bad Cop
Les Amours Imaginaires
L'Enfant
Vampires
Sœur Sourire
Eldorado
Le Gamin au Vélo
JCVD
Rumba
L’Iceberg
La Fée
Le Huitème Jour
À Perdre La Raison
Ma Mère
La Belle et La Bête (2014)
Les Yeux Sans Visage
20 Ans d'Écart
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
L'Écume des Jours
Paulette
De Père En Flic
Supercondriaque
Astérix Au Service de sa Majeste
Jamais Le Premier Soir
Goal of the Dead
Les Seigneurs
Les Trois Frères
À Coup Sûr
L'Amour Est Un Crime Parfait
Mea Culpa
Les Aventures d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
La Pianiste
Fiston
Laurence Anyways
Les Géants
Tom À La Ferme
Pas Très Normales Activités
La Soupe Aux Choux
Harry, Un Ami Qui Vous Veut Du Bien
Eyjafjallajökull
Un Prophète
À Bout Portant
L'Emmerdeur
La Proie
Babysitting
Persepolis
La Vénus À La Fourrure
Taxi
Amour Sur Place Ou À Emporter
Bande À Part
La Jalousie
Le Magasin des Suicidés
Deux Jours, Une Nuit
Les Rencontres d'Après Minuit
Camille Redouble
Irreversible
Les Choristes
La Horde
La Guerre est Declarée
Elle S'en Va
L'Homme Qui Voulait Vivre Sa Vie
Chroniques Sexuelles d'une Famille..
Les Petits Mouchoirs
Pierrot Le Fou
The French Minister
Les Reines du Ring
Si Don Juan Était Une Femme
Marius
C'est pas moi, Je le jure
Le Samouraï
Tomboy
Fanny
Comme Un Chef
Rois et Reine
Une Femme est Une Femme
La Meute
Jacques et la Mécanique du Cœur
Belle de Jour
Les Vacances de Petit Nicolas
Une Nouvelle Amie
Mommy

KOREAN

미녀는 괴로워
싸이보그지만 괜찮

악마를 보았다
내사랑 싸가지
아프리카
죽어도 해피엔딩
Please Teach Me English
Attack of the Pinup Boys
Baby and Me
2 Faces of My Girlfriend
Thirst
도가니
하녀
Bedevilled
Sympathy for Lady Vegance
Oldboy
Sympathy for Mr Vengeance
아저씨
Punch Lady
Howling
Little Black Dress
마더
Missing
괴물
Doomsday Book
My Scary Girl
좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈
7급 공무원
Dancing Queen
Sector 7
Bestseller
Over My Dead Body
The Kick
Crying Fist
The Thieves
Dachimawa Lee
부당거래
Murder Take One
Welcome to Dongmakol
아라한
Quiz Show Scandal
Going By The Book
용서는 없다
걸스카우트

다른 나라에서
조폭 마누라
차우
돈의 맛
The Front Line
인사동 스캔달
이대로, 죽을 순 없다
신세계
해운대
Bloody Tie
왕의남자
피에타
시크릿
검은 집
내가 살인법이다
용의자X
살인의추억
예의없는 것들
No Doubt
그림자 살인
김종욱 찾기
Project Makeover
심야의FM
Hide and Seek
더 웹툰: 예고살인
런닝맨
사이코메트리
타워
뫼비우스

JAPANESE
1リットルの涙
Spirited Away
Geisha Assassin
Battle Royale
悪の教典 (Lesson of the Evil)
ゴメンナサイ

MANDARIN
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
True Legend
Wu Dang
Legendary Amazons
Fearless
Tai Chi Zero
Sophie’s Revenge
Hero
The Four
The Grandmasters
Love In Space
Tai Chi Hero
Journey to the West (2014)
Firestorm
Special ID
Iceman (2014)
The Monkey King (2014)
Badges of Fury
The Sorcerer and the White Snake
Come Drink With Me

CANTONESE
Iron Monkey
精武风云-陈真(Chen Zehn)
维多利亚壹号 (dreamHome)
Wing Chung
King of Beggars
Shaolin Soccer
Flashpoint
Ip Man
Kung Fu Hustle
Dragon
Riki-Oh
So Close
Vampire Effect
Mad Monkey Kung Fu
Bodyguards and Assasins
SPL: Sha Po Lang
The Heat Team
Fist of Legend
Vengeance
Kung Fu Jungle

VIETNAMESE
Bẫy Rồng (Clash)
Hot Boy Noi Lan
Mỹ Nhân Kế

HINDI
Mujhse Fraandship Karoge
Kahaani

INDONESIAN
Serbuan Maut (The Raid)
Merantau
The Raid 2 - Berandal

THAI
Power Kids (5 หัวใจฮีโร่)
(จีจ้า ดื้อ สวย ดุ) Raging Phoenix
Bangkok Knockout
Chocolate
Muay Thai Giant
Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior
Jakkalan: This Girl is Badass
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning
Tom Yum Goong
Ong Bak 3
The Bodyguard
Dynamite Warrior
Born to Fight
3 A.M 3D
The Bodyguard 2
Tom Yum Goong 2

SPANISH
La Piel Que Habito
Suave Patria
El Sexo de los Angeles
Tres Metros Sobre el Cielo
¡Átame!
Volver
Los Abrazos Rotos
La Mala Educaćion
Los Amantes Pasajeros
Todo Sobre Mi Madre
La Gran Familia Española
3 Bodas de Más
Promoción Fantasma
Ochos Apellidos Vascos
Primos
Grupo 7
La Nana
El Orfanato
Los Ojos de Julia
El Laberinto del Fauno
No se Aceptan Devoluciones
Kidnapped
Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi
Caníbal
Rec
Paranormal Xperience 3D
Rec 2
Rec 3: Gensis
Balada Triste de Trompeta
Combustión
Los Últimos Días
Joven y Alocada
Ahí Va El Diablo
Rec 4: Apocalipsis
Gordos
La Comunidad
Juan de los Muertos
Después de Lucía
Somos Lo Que Hay
Torremolinos 73
La Casa al Final de los Tiempos
Séptimo
Relatos Salvajes

POLISH
Sala Samobójców
Pokłosie

GREEK
Κυνόδοντας
Αλπεις

RUSSIAN
Моя безумная семья
Сталинград

GERMAN
What a Man
das letzte Schweigen
die Friseuse
Mädchen in Uniform
Schlussmacher
Paradies : Hoffnung
Wir sind die Nacht
Funny Games
Feuchtgebeite

HEBREW
Big Bad Wolves
The Attack

ARABIC
Omar

ROMANIAN
Poziția Copilului

PORTUGUESE
Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho
Minha Mãe É Uma Peça

ITALIAN
La Grande Belleza
Smetto Quando Voglio
Io Non Ho Paura

Joyeuse St-Jean-Baptiste!

(aka the provincial national holiday of Quebec that is arguably more celebrated than Canada Day here.)

To celebrate, let me make a short list of Quebecois-made films that might be interesting for you! (Part 1)

1. Incendies 

  • Dir: Denis Villeneuve
  • Year: 2010
  • Rating: R
  • Synopsis: Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother’s last wishes.

An absolutely amazing film by Villeneuve, nominated for many awards (incl. an Oscar), that gets more, and more upsetting as it goes. Not for the faint of heart.

2. Bon Cop Bad Cop

  • Dir: Erik Canuel
  • Year: 2006
  • Rating: R
  • Synopsis: Two Canadian detectives, one from Ontario and the other from Quebec, must work together when a murdered victim is found on the Ontario Quebec border line.

A comedy satirizing the culture rivalry between Ontarians and Quebecois, as well as Canadian culture as a whole, this Hollywood-style action-comedy became the highest grossing Canadian movie of all time.

3. La guerre des tuques

  • Dir: André Malençon
  • Year: 1984
  • Rating: G
  • Synopsis:  During Christmas holidays, the children of a small village split themselves into two groups and begin preparing a week-long snowball war. The rivalry opens up tension among group members, especially leaders Luc and Sophie.

A little corny at times, but this household classic remains exceedingly charming to this day, as it merited itself a 3D animated remake in 2015.

4. Dédé à travers les brumes

  • Dir: Jean-Philippe Duval
  • Year: 2009
  • Rating: 13+
  • Synopsis: In the snow of the Quebec countryside, Dédé Fortin and his Colocs retire to compose what will become their most famous, but also their last album, Dehors novembre. For almost a year, Dédé composed and wrote his songs, the majority of the time alone, oscillating between moments of creation and periods of deeper anguish.

A look inside one of Quebec’s most influential music groups. Part-biographical, the film shows the progression of Les Colocs, from the early 90s to the 2000s, while also examining the era’s political and social climate.

5. La grande séduction

  • Dir: Jean-François Pouliot
  • Year: 2003
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis:  A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.

Kind of ridiculous, but also touching upon real issues fishing villages face, this films popularity merited an Anglophone remake in 2013.

(Upcoming list: Monsieur Lazar, C.R.A.Z.Y, Starbuck, Gaz Bar Blues, Lawrence Anyways)

J'men câlisse

Mon hosties de câlice de pourri sale

Surveille ton language

Qu'est qu'il a dit?

Qu'ont est des pourri sale

Not that part, but ‘hosties de câlice’

Its swearing. Hosties de pourri c'est pourri pas mal. Mais 'hostie de câlice de pourris sa ca commence à ètre vraiment pourris. Mais c'est pas si pire que ca. Y'a déja quel qu'un qui ma traité de 'hosties de câlice de pourri de tabernac’.

Over the top pourri?

Attend un peu que je sort d'ici, tu vas trouver ça moins drôle.

Shhhttt. J'ai pas finis, tu peux le conjuger aussi.

You mean like a verb?

Ouais

M'as t'en câlisser une là.

C'est beau Luc! C'est un belle example ça, ’m'en câlisser une’. Tu peut le faire au masculin aussi comme 'j'vais t'en crisser un’.

Got it.

Toué mon tabernac là.

Ah oui merci, tu vois j'e l'avait oublié çelui-la. Tu peux l'utilisé comme un nom. Y'a raison. Comme 'j'vais t'en donné un tabernac’. C'est un nom, propre. Ah c'est vrai, ont à des expressions aussi! Comme 'j'men câlisse’

Okay, okay enough. Tu ne veux pas qu'il porte plainte.

J'men câlisse…..  Voyons, qu'est ci qui ce passe?

EEEEERRRGGHHHHNNNNN

Lulu, ta botte bloque le coffre là.

Oh excuser.

*Slam*

-Language lesson from Bon Cop Bad Cop

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“Bon Cop Bad Cop” - Language Lessons

It’s been a while. I need to watch this movie again.