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Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)

Mon oncle Antoine (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 12 November 1971 (Canada)
Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business.

Director:

Claude Jutra

Writers:

Claude Jutra (adaptation), Clément Perron (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Gagnon ... Benoit
Lyne Champagne Lyne Champagne ... Carmen
Jean Duceppe ... Uncle Antoine
Olivette Thibault ... Aunt Cécile
Claude Jutra ... Fernand, Clerk
Lionel Villeneuve ... Jos Poulin
Hélène Loiselle ... Madame Poulin
Mario Dubuc Mario Dubuc ... Poulin's son
Lise Brunelle Lise Brunelle ... Poulin's daughter
Alain Legendre Alain Legendre ... Poulin's son
Robin Marcoux Robin Marcoux ... Poulin's son
Serge Evers Serge Evers ... Poulin's son
Monique Mercure ... Alexandrine
Georges Alexander Georges Alexander ... The Big Boss
Rene Salvatore Catta Rene Salvatore Catta ... The Vicar
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Storyline

Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #438. See more »

Quotes

Fernand, Clerk: Where's the body?
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Crazy Credits

The actor who plays the Big Boss is billed as Georges Alexander in the original French language version, but as George Alexander in the dubbed English version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Take This Waltz (2011) See more »

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Flawed, but effective
25 May 1999 | by Tito-8See all my reviews

I'm not quite sure as to why this is often regarded as the best Canadian film ever, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. It took me some time before I started caring about any of the characters, but when it was over, I realized that I had actually ending up liking it anyway. The look of the film is spectacular, and I don't think that I've ever seen a movie that felt more like winter, so the visuals were a handy distraction whenever the story seemed to be particularly slow in developing. To be sure, there were more than a few scenes when things seemed to be progressing rather slowly, but in the end, I would say that it was a good way to spend my time.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

12 November 1971 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

CAD750,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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