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J.A. Martin photographe (1977)

The wife of photographer J.A. Martin decides to go with him in his tour of the hard Canadian countryside at the turn of the century. She hopes the intimacy will revive their marriage.

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Jean Beaudin

Writers:

Jean Beaudin (script), Marcel Sabourin (script) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcel Sabourin ... J. A. Martin
Monique Mercure ... Rose-Aimée Martin
Marthe Thierry Marthe Thierry ... Granny
Catherine Tremblay Catherine Tremblay ... Dolores Martin
Mariette Duval ... A Neighbour
Denis Hamel Denis Hamel ... Mathieu Martin
Stéphane L'Ecuyer Stéphane L'Ecuyer ... David Martin (as Stéphane L'Écuyer)
Jacques Bilodeau Jacques Bilodeau ... Hormidas Lambert
Colette Courtois Colette Courtois ... Mrs. Lambert
Marthe Nadeau ... Aunt Alma
André St-Denis André St-Denis ... Farmer
Denise Proulx ... Landlady of Hotel
Robert Desroches ... Landlord of Hotel (as Robert Des Roches)
Guy L'Ecuyer ... Raoul (as Guy L'Écuyer)
Charlie Beauchamp Charlie Beauchamp ... The Old Man
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The wife of photographer J.A. Martin decides to go with him in his tour of the hard Canadian countryside at the turn of the century. She hopes the intimacy will revive their marriage. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 February 1977 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

J.A. Martin Photographer See more »

Filming Locations:

Laprairie, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 300,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Beautiful cinematography, very good acting
7 April 2001 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

This movie received more than a dozen international awards. J.A. Martin is a photograph who, every year, leaves his wife and children and go on a long tour of rural Québec to meet his clients. But this time, his wife wants to be part of the trip. After 15 years of marriage, it's a good way for them to open themselves to one and other.

The cinematography is superb in this movie. The camera work is fantastic and the picturesque rural Québec is beautiful. The acting is also very good with Marcel Sabourin playing J.A. Martin, a man who doesn't say much and keep everything to himself. Monique Mercure plays his wife. She's more energetic then her husband and she see the occasion to make him talk a little bit more.

The only drawback of this movie: it's sometimes too slow, way too slow. I actually had to struggle through the first half hour of the movie. I had to fight fatigue. Even in the rest of the film, some scenes could have been shorter.

8 out of 10.


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