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Mon oncle Antoine
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Writers:
Claude Jutra (adaptation)
Clément Perron (story)
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Release Date:
12 November 1971 (Canada) See more »
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Plot:
Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life... See more » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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Jacques Gagnon ... Benoit
Lyne Champagne ... Carmen
Jean Duceppe ... Uncle Antoine
Olivette Thibault ... Aunt Cecile
Claude Jutra ... Fernand, Clerk
Lionel Villeneuve ... Jos Poulin
Hélène Loiselle ... Madame Poulin
Mario Dubuc ... Poulin's son
Lise Brunelle ... Poulin's daughter
Alain Legendre ... Poulin's son
Robin Marcoux ... Poulin's son
Serge Evers ... Poulin's son
Monique Mercure ... Alexandrine
Georges Alexander ... The Big Boss
Rene Salvatore Catta ... The Vicar
Jean Dubost ... The Foreman
Benoît Marcoux ... Carmen's Father
Dominique Joly ... Maurice
Lise Talbot ... The Fiancée
Michel Talbot ... The Fiancé
Siméon Dallaire ... A Customer
Sidney Harris ... The Helper
Roger Garand ... Euclide
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Directed by
Claude Jutra 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Jutra  adaptation
Clément Perron  story, adaptation and screenplay

Produced by
Marc Beaudet .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jean Cousineau 
 
Cinematography by
Michel Brault 
 
Film Editing by
Claire Boyer 
Claude Jutra 
 
Set Decoration by
Denis Boucher 
Lawrence O'Brien 
 
Makeup Department
Rene Demers .... makeup artist
Suzanne Garand .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Denis Boucher .... props
Lawrence O'Brien .... props
 
Sound Department
Arnold Gelbart .... sound editor
Claude Hazanavicius .... sound
Jacques Jarry .... sound editor
Roger Lamoureux .... sound re-recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Wally Howard .... optical effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
André-Luc Dupont .... assistant camera
Michel Kieffer .... assistant camera
Roger Martin .... electrician
Guy Rémillard .... electrician
 
Music Department
Jean Carignan .... musician: violin (as Ti-Jean Carignan)
Michel Descombes .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Leo Evans .... location manager
Guy Lamontagne .... title designer
Francesca Pozzy .... script girl
Jean Savard .... location manager
 
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Runtime:
104 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Belgium:KNT | Canada:PA (Ontario) | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-MA (TV rating)

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A critics poll held once a decade, since 1984, at the Toronto International Film Festival has named this movie the greatest Canadian film of all time 3 decades in a row.See more »
Quotes:
Benoit:[Benoit and his uncle Antoine try to recover a casket that has fallen off their sleigh. Antoine is in a drunken state] Don't let go!
Uncle Antoine:I can't, Benoit. Sometimes you just can't.
Benoit:Yes, you can! My arm's in a cast and I can do it. We're almost there. Don't give up. You can do it.
Uncle Antoine:[Dejectedly, and in a drunken stupor] What am I doing here, Benoit? I'm not happy. I'm not made for the country. I hate it here. I wanted to buy a hotel in the States. Your aunt wouldn't let me. She says no to everything. I'm afraid of corpses. I've been afraid of corpses for 30 years! I work for everybody. Your aunt never gave me a child. I have to take care of other peoples' children. I raise Carmen and you. Haven't I done all I could for you?
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Will appeal if you're a certain kind of film-goer, 14 January 2009
Author: slofstra from Canada

This isn't quite the best Canadian film ever, IMO. I won't get off track and name 3 or 4 better. Just a couple of nights before I'd seen "The Bicycle Thief", the highly rated Italian classic, and there are some parallels. Both filmmakers shot their film in a specific time and specific place, with minimal resources in terms of sets and cast. And the result in both cases is fascinating and a joy to watch for the realistic setting and characters alone. The lingering shots over faces and landscape almost make this worth watching on its own. That being said, this one isn't quite in the same league as the Italian classic. The movie is shot in a frigid, barren Quebec asbestos mining town. That frigidity is contrasted with the warmth of the people and the eye of the filmmaker Claude Jutra. Basically, what you get is a series of vignettes that are likely nostalgic recollections of Jutra - not ha, ha funny - but poignant, and probably sometimes difficult at the time, but now warmed over with the patine of nostalgia. The movie meanders; there is little tension. Somewhere around half to two thirds way through the story begins. Everyone you've met to this point is involved, and you've gotten to know these characters rather well; so have a little patience at the outset. The story is a good one; it will leave you thinking, and it involves sex, love and death, all the basic elements. If you like Bergman, Godard, Truffaut, all that kind of stuff, you won't be disappointed by this.

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