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Aurore (2005)

 |  Drama  |  8 July 2005 (Canada)
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After the sudden death of her mother, Aurore Gagnon is abused by her disturbed step-mother as her town remains in the silence followed by her death. Based on a true story.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marianne Fortier ...
Serge Postigo ...
Télésphore Gagnon
Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc ...
Marie-Anne Gagnon
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Curé Leduc
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Oréus Mailhot
Stéphanie Lapointe ...
Marie-Anne Caron
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Marie-Jeanne Gagnon (12 ans)
Alice Morel-Michaud ...
Michel Forget ...
Nérée Caron
Monique Spaziani ...
Arzélie Caron
Francine Ruel ...
Exilda Lemay
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Adjutor Gagnon
Luc Senay ...
Arcadius Lemay
Gaston Lepage ...
Alphonse Chandonnet
Alain Boucher
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The year is 1909. In the village of Sainte-Philomène de Fortierville, Marie-Anne Caron, wife to Télésphore Gagnon, gives birth to their second daughter, Aurore. The child grows up in a loving and happy family, but in 1918 her mother dies of tuberculosis. Shortly after, Télésphore Gagnon decides to remarry, having fallen under the spell of his beautiful cousin, Marie-Anne Houde. Marie-Anne is not the devoted stepmother everyone takes her to be, however. Following the death of Aurore, a coroner's inquest reveals that the young girl had died of blood poisoning, brought on by the horrific abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepmother. The sensational trial which followed these revelations had a profound and lasting impact on Québec society. Aurore depicts an almost-forgotten period and social milieu of Québec's history, finally giving voice to those who, at the time, knew what was going on but preferred to remain silent. Written by Anonymous

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Break the Silence.

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The real Aurore Gagnon was born in 1909 and died on 12 February 1920. She is buried in the Sainte-Philomène de Fortierville cemetery, a small town located a few miles from Québec City, Québec. See more »

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Best Quebecois movie of all times
10 December 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I can't believe there's people that would rate "Les Boys" higher than "Aurore"... I mean, Les Boys is a classic Quebecois and yet is really bad.

To watch Aurore is really moving, I saw it on theater and everybody was crying, tissues where coming and going, and people had to stand up, run outside and cry it all out a couple of times. For all movies i've seen in theaters none of them has had such impact in the viewers as Aurore has. People wasn't afraid to show tears cause everybody was crying, boys and girls equally.

It has a very strong content and I think it was really good in all sense cause it made the viewers feel the real pain and captured the real message. Needless to say, at the end of the movie, the exit was pretty much like a funeral.. no talking, only tears and people started to leave quietly.


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