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Two Solitudes (1978)

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The story of the problems caused by what became known as the Conscripton Crisis in 1917 Canada, which threatened to divide the country.

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Jean-Claude Tallard
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Huntley McQueen
Gloria Carlin ...
Kathleen Tallard
Chris Wiggins ...
Capitain Yardley
Claude Jutra ...
Father Beaubien
Raymond Cloutier ...
Marius Tallard
Jean-Louis Roux ...
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Louis Negin ...
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Mary Pirie ...
Janet Methuen
Stephen Rosenberg ...
Paul Tallard
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The story of the problems caused by what became known as the Conscripton Crisis in 1917 Canada, which threatened to divide the country.

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29 September 1978 (Canada)  »

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Deux solitudes  »

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CAD 1,700,000 (estimated)
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Canada's "death of a salesman"
8 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Two Solitudes" is the story of early Canada and the people who settled it.

It is set during WW1, and a cast of "archetype" characters relay the story, being representations of French Canadians or Catholics or Businessmen during this time period. However, the characters and the acting in this movie is more than strong enough to make you forgot this fact, at least initially.

Each character drives the story forward, and is based on how these characters (archetypes) respond to each other.

Depressing, but a very effective look into the early life of Canada.

9/10.


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