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Credited cast:
Jean Besré ...
Julien Ferland
Lise Thouin ...
Josianne Boucher
Jean Duceppe ...
L'oncle Albert
Manda Parent ...
Armande
Paul Berval ...
Philippe
Jean Coutu ...
M. Ferland
Diane Guérin ...
Micheline
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Émile Bouchard ...
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Réal Béland ...
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Carmen Champagne
Jacques Garand
Daniel Gilbert
Ernest Guimond
Françoise Hardy
Michel Jasmin
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15 September 1972 (Canada)  »

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The Doves  »

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CAD 225,000 (estimated)
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Poor girl marries rich boy but yearns to become a singer.
3 December 2006 | by (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is about two families, one working class family living in the east end of Montreal, the other a more affluent family from the west end.

A young woman from the working class family, played by Lise Thouin, marries a rich man but still yearns for a career as a professional singer. Her new in-laws do everything they can to help her succeed but, in the process, the husband grows apart from his aspiring singer-wife.

The husband then turns to an eccentric relative, the "crazy uncle", who is the only family member who seems to understand his plight of being left out and feeling alone - something with which the "crazy uncle" is all too familiar.

The actress Lise Thouin also had a career as a singer, writer, and activist fighting for causes such as child suffering and death, and she sings the title track for this film, "Les enfants sont comme des colombes" (Children are like doves).

**** SPOILER WARNING: I saw this film more than 30 years ago but I remember a sad ending - the crazy uncle accidentally causes the death of a child by smothering him while trying to keep him quiet. SPOILER END *****


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