Claude Tremblay leaves his Native girlfriend, his family and his small hometown of Saint-Irénée and moves to Montreal to try and make a name for himself as a singer-songwriter. Success is more difficult to attain than he thought and to earn a living he takes on a succession of odd jobs and meets Geneviève, a young waitress in a greasy spoon diner. He falls in love with her and then enters a singing contest that finally launches his career. As he gradually becomes more well-known, he has a brief affair with a married woman and breaks up with Geneviève. Claude finds himself just as unhappy and unfulfilled as he was before he was famous and realizes that all of the money in the world won't bring Geneviève back.Written by
Along with participating with the script, poet Gerald Godin has a small role in this movie. So was his then-wife, Pauline Julien, in the elevator scene, along with some promo posters of her at the time (when she was quite popular). See more »
Montreal life for an aspiring folk signer in the 1960s
A slow but quite good movie about a country boy (Claude Gauthier, a good folk singer and actor) from Charlevoix, wanting to break into the folk music scene in Montreal in the 1960s. As he stays with his brother, he tries odd jobs, meets the girl (Genevieve Bujold in her first big break in the movies before her international career to follow...), but at the time he gets his break, he has to pay the price of being famous...
A good vista of what was Montreal life at the time. Also interesting cameos from Robert Charlebois and Pauline Julien. Even the latter's husband at the time, the poet Gerald Godin, has a role...
A good time to spend. And Gauthier's song are worth to listen...
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