At the end of the 19th century, Emilie Bordeleau, daughter of Caleb Bordeleau, decides she wishes to continue her education. She faces great opposition from her small minded entourage, but ...
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Blanche, daughter of Emilie Bordeleau, leaves her small French-Canadian town and large family to go and live with her married sister and study medicine in Montreal, Canada. As it is the ... See full summary »
In order to make money fast to put his company back on track, Dominique finds a job as an antique dealer. But soon he realizes that the only way he will keep his job is by pretending he is ... See full summary »
Émilie is a multi-platform romantic comedy. It is a fragmented story that unfolds across multiple media platforms. The basic idea is simple: to use a variety of broadcast and communication ... See full summary »
An ex-blue-collar city employee tries to blow the whistle on corruption but when he loses his job over his righteous zeal, he goes from a life of honesty to a life of screwing the system. The whole family adopts this attitude. The whole title of the show is "Les Bougons, C'est Aussi Ça La Vie" Which translates into "The Bougons, This Is Also Life"
The oldest daughter of an impoverished Montreal family, Monique Sparvieri vows to find a way to get out of the ghetto in which she lives. Abandoned by Michael, the love of her life, Monique... See full summary »
They are father and son. They are both cops. And they are about to work together as a team. Trouble is... neither can stand the sight of the other. Jacques and Marc have been paired up in ... See full summary »
Section One, a clandestine anti-terrorist organization, fakes the death of a jailed, convicted murderer and, believing her twin assets of beauty and ability to kill will make her a valuable... See full summary »
Eugene Robert Glazer
At the end of the 19th century, Emilie Bordeleau, daughter of Caleb Bordeleau, decides she wishes to continue her education. She faces great opposition from her small minded entourage, but her spunk and verve win out and she becomes a school teacher. Eventually she falls in love and marries one of her students and they move to Shawinigan and have a whole bunch of children. Though her marriage is based on passion, happiness eludes Emilie, whose husband is an irresponsible lout with a drinking problem. The only job he seems able to hold down is as a lumberjack up north, where his wife and kids cannot follow. Written by
I was 36-years old and my daughter 7 at the time. We are french-Canadian (but read, write and speak English fluently as well) and love history, in particularly the one from the province of Quebec, where we were born and still live. This TV-series is based on a true story. Though the real life of Emilie Bordeleau and Ovila Pronovost was a bit more romanced in the series, their story was amazingly well reproduced through remarkable actors, producers and directors. And what about the scenery and the music. The way large country families in the late 1800's and early 1900's lived and struggled for their survival, the primary school teaching, religion's tremendous influence, women's poor condition, men's speaking authority, the meanness of minds towards unknown illnesses (relating them to the devil), the first world war... with a sense of true love and tight friendship linking the people together against all odds. Those who love history, even if it isn't theirs, should read the books (3), and we can assure them they will fall in love with Émilie and Ovila. I deeply regret that this great story has been compared to superficial empty afternoon soaps. I really do. Too bad, they've missed something very special. Fortunately, my daughter and grand-daughter will not.
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