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Between Sweet and Salt Water (1967)

Entre la mer et l'eau douce (original title)
A young singer-songwriter abandons his life in his hometown and moves to the city to make it big. He achieves fame, but it comes at a price.


Michel Brault




Credited cast:
Claude Gauthier ... Claude Tremblay
Geneviève Bujold ... Geneviève
Paul Gauthier ... Roger Tremblay
Denise Bombardier ... Denyse
Robert Charlebois ... Ti-Paul
Louise Latraverse ... Aude, la soeur de Claude
Gérald Godin ... Steve
Reggie Chartrand Reggie Chartrand ... Réginald
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Carron George Carron ... Le trouble-fête au restaurant
Ronald Jones Ronald Jones
Tamara Jourdan Tamara Jourdan ... Madame Dumont
Pauline Julien ... Self
Suzanne Valéry ... Prostitute


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 pr1mal_1

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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 »


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Montreal life for an aspiring folk signer in the 1960s
10 August 2020 | by RealLiveClaudeSee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

12 August 1967 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Zwischen den Welten See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »


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CAD116,000 (estimated)
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Cooperative See more »
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1.66 : 1
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