Le plongeur

Montreal, winter 2002. Stéphane, a 19-year-old metal fan and graphic design student, dreams of becoming an illustrator. But for months he has been caught up in a threatening spiral: he is addicted to lotery games. Indebted, without an apartment, avoiding his friends to whom he owes money, Stéphane takes a job as a dishwasher in a restaurant to get by. He discovers the hectic life of a restaurant as the holidays approach and its gallery of characters.

Adapted from the novel by Stéphane Larue


Francis Leclerc


Éric K. Boulianne
Francis Leclerc


Marie-Claude Poulin

Executive producers

Nicole Robert
Josée Vallée
Bruno Dubé


Henri Picard
Charles-Aubey Houde
Joan Hart
Maxime de Cotret
Fayolle Jean Jr.
Robin L’Houmeau
Marie-Êve Beauregard
Zachary Evrard
Gabrielle Côté
Jade Charbonneau
Guillaume Laurin

Associate producers

Francis Leclerc
Ronan Thomas

Immina Films


Official selection

Festival du film francophone d’Angoulême, France, 2023

2023 Rendez-vous Québec cinéma

Opening film