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The Sweater (1980)

 |  Animation, Short, Biography
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A French Canadian boy endures the terrible shame when he receives the hockey sweater of the wrong team.

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This cartoon tells a humourous story that underlines the "two solitudes" element of Canadian society where two social groups, the English speaking and French speaking populations live in the same country, but can literally barely speak to or tolerate each other. This is illustrated in this story about how a boy in Quebec has to endure the terrible shame of being given the sweater of the predominate English speaking Canadian hockey team, Toronto Maple Leafs, instead of the same sweater of his idol, Maurice "Rocket" Richard of the Montreal Canadiens. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The iconic photo on the narrator's wall was from the Stanley Cup-winning goal in 1953, even though the story was set in 1946. See more »

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Narrator: When I was a boy growing up in a small village in Quebec, two events were mandatory: the mass on Sunday, and the Saturday night hockey game.
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A Canadian masterpiece
2 July 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Animated shorts just don't get much better than this wonderful Canadian film. This short feature is dripping with Canadian references, and so, this film will probably be appreciated by Canadians most of all. But the basic story is universal, and it is told lovingly by writer Roch Carrier. It is a hilarious story that I have known for quite sometime, and I was recently fortunate enough to see it again, so I simply HAD to write a hearty recommendation for it. This is a masterpiece, and a must-see whether or not you are Canadian.


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