Year of Production: 2018
A documentary series that takes us into the daily lives of legal bailiffs. Seizures, evictions, unpaid invoices, over-indebtedness, rent in arrears. Every year in Quebec, 450 bailiffs serve some 5000 summonses and recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. No one wants to have anything to do with bailiffs because when they knock on your door it’s usually with bad news. While you definitely need a strong constitution to take on this often misunderstood and especially unloved job, bailiffs do perform difficult but necessary tasks that few would like to do and find themselves on the front line in legal battles with people who, on the one hand, simply lack resources and means, or, on the other, are blatantly abusing the system. Behind each door is an unknown with a story. Each story is different and requires judgment and listening by the bailiff who must find a way to settle matters. The series provides a front-row view of the daily work that bailiffs do in the pursuit of justice.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Productions Pixcom inc.
Cast/Participants: Manon Leblanc (narratrice)