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Séraphin: un homme et son péché (2002)

 -  Drama  -  December 2002 (Canada)
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A young woman is forced to marry an old greedy man to save her father from bankruptcy although she has promised her heart to another man.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Lebeau ...
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Donalda Laloge
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Alexis Labranche
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Père Laloge
Robert Brouillette ...
Bidou Laloge
Céline Bonnier ...
Nanette
Benoît Brière ...
Jambe de Bois
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Notaire Le Potiron
Anne-Marie Cadieux ...
Olympe Le Potiron
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Mme Malterre
Julien Poulin ...
Père Ovide
Normand Chouinard ...
Curé Raudin
Robert Lalonde ...
Docteur Cyprien
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Delphine Lacoste
Marie Tifo ...
Délima Greenwood
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Séraphin unfolds against the severe and achingly beautiful landscape of rural Quebec in 1889, where young lovers are torn from each other when a bankrupt shopkeeper forces his daughter into an arranged marriage to save his business. But true love cannot be denied... Written by Stephen Kirkham

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Les belles histoires des Pays-d'en-Haut  »

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When Alexis comes back from the north the first time and he is seen through the doctor's window walking in the village, snow can be seen everywhere on the ground. A few minutes later outside on a different shot there's barely any snow left anywhere on the ground. See more »

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a great film that deserves a bigger audience
18 April 2003 | by (Winnipeg, MB) – See all my reviews

Father Ovide, I have a confession to make. The two main reasons I went to see this movie were A) the Winnipeg Free Press gave it four stars, and B) the movie listings said "warning - sexual content." All you guys out there, can any of you relate? Heck, I'd go watch professinal lawn bowling if it had a sexual content warning.

Turns out I lucked into seeing a fine little movie. It caused me to think of the decisions we make and why we make them, and the errors we commit and how they can wind up controlling us.

It also made me very mad at Seraphin. At one point I was loudly thinking, "SHOOT HIM! SHOOT HIM!" But then, truly he was an evil man who deserved his comeupance.

The sweet lady Donalda bugged me too. If you've made a mistake but you get a chance to get over it, wouldn't you get over it? "No, it's much better to stay put and accept your punishment." AARGH!! What's wrong with you people? But then, I'm coming from a 20th century anglo-protestant perspective, not an 18th century french-catholic one.

Neat film. I'd love to see these actors again.


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