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A Family Secret (2006)

Le secret de ma mère (original title)
Un premier de l'an, alors qu'une tempête souffle sur Montréal, de nombreux parents et amis sont réunis dans un salon funéraire à l'occasion des funérailles du septuagénaire Jos. Malgré la ... See full summary »

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Blanche 19-42 ans
Joëlle Plourde ...
Blanche 6 ans
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Jeanne 15-19 ans
Anne-Marie Compagna ...
Jeanne 10 ans
Maelic Lemenin ...
Bébé Jeanne
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Cécile 60 ans
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Cécile 18-27 ans
Juliette Casgrain ...
Cécile 7-12 ans
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Jos 49-76 ans
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Jos 22-42 ans
Jonathan Rivet ...
Jos 9 ans
Clémence DesRochers ...
Rolande 58-76 ans
Karine Pelletier ...
Rolande 22-40 ans
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Un premier de l'an, alors qu'une tempête souffle sur Montréal, de nombreux parents et amis sont réunis dans un salon funéraire à l'occasion des funérailles du septuagénaire Jos. Malgré la tristesse de l'événement, un climat de fête s'installe lentement parmi les gens réunis autour de Jeanne, la fille du défunt, et Blanche, son épouse dont il était séparé depuis vingt ans. Au fil de la journée, à travers les réminiscences des uns et des autres, Jeanne va apprendre d'étonnants secrets sur le passé de ses parents.---------------- On a New Year's Day, while a storm blows on Montreal, numerous relatives and friends are gathered in a funeral home on the occasion of the burial of the septuagenarian Jos. In spite of the sadness of the event, a festive climate settles down slowly among the people gathered around Jeanne, the girl of the deceased, and Blanche, his wife from whom he was separated for twenty years. In the course of the day, through the recollections of some and others, Jeanne is ...

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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7 July 2006 (Canada)  »

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CAD 5,450,000 (estimated)
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A funeral digs up it's own little secrets.
25 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

A delightful French comedy from Quebec, which brings an entire family to a funeral in which past memories are revealed through various relations to unravel past secrets.

Entertaining and visually engaging, "The family secret" moves along with it's great use of colours, music and a script that takes many twists and turns, which like it's main character leaves the audience in the dark as to what the family secret really is.

I met the Director while on holiday in Vietnam and she told me that the story was based on a event that happened in her own life. I guess real life is definitely stranger that fiction.


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