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Battle of the Brave (2004)

Nouvelle-France (original title)
In the mid-18th Century, as England and France battle over control of Canada, an epic romance between a peasant woman and a trapper unfurls.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noémie Godin-Vigneau ...
Marie-Loup Carignan
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François le Gardeur
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Young France Carignan
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Xavier Maillard
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Father Thomas Blondeau
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Acoona
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Angélique de Roquebrune
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Joseph Carignan
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Intendant Le Bigot
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France Carignan
Johanne-Marie Tremblay ...
Madeleine Carignan (as Johanne Marie Tremblay)
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William Pitt
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Général James Wolfe
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Benjamin Franklin
Billy Merasty ...
Owashak (as William Merasty)
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Storyline

Prejudice, perfidy, love, and bravery in Québec. In 1779, a priest on his deathbed receives a young woman. Flash back 20 years: Marie-Loup, an herb-dispensing peasant, falls for François, a man of property. The priest's perfidy and the treachery of a soldier separate the lovers and set in motion a chain of events leading to a death, a trial, and an execution. The action unfolds against a backdrop of England's take-over of French-Canada, the Church's manipulations to maintain spiritual hegemony, and the limited rights of woman and indigenous peoples. Watching it all is Marie-Loup's daughter, named France, who, when grown, is the dying priest's visitor in prelude and coda. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rise. Unite. Fight.

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Rated PG-13 for violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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20 July 2005 (France)  »

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Battle of the Brave  »

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CAD 27,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Two versions of the film were shot simultaneously, an English language version titled 'Battle of the Brave' and a French language version titled 'Nouvelle-France'. See more »

Connections

Featured in Céline Dion: Ma Nouvelle-France (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Ma Nouvelle-France
music by Patrick Doyle
lyrics by Luc Plamondon
sung by Céline Dion
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A beautiful tear-jerker
14 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Beautiful film to be enjoyed for what it is - a lovely way to spend an afternoon at the cinema. Sweeping vistas of the province of Quebec, beautiful shorelines, spectacular forests and yes there's a love story in there as well.

There are some historical inaccuracies, true. If you want a documentary, look elsewhere.

For pure entertainment value, the film delivers. Beautiful costumes, a nice story, good acting, a number of tears at the end of the film.

Beautifully done. A nice 'first date' movie, or a nice mother-and-daughter film.


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