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The industrialization of Montreal (Canada), as seen from the point of view of a rocking-chair.

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Frédéric Back

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Frédéric Back
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The industrialization of Montreal (Canada), as seen from the point of view of a rocking-chair.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 June 1988 (Japan) See more »

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Reccs! See more »

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Société Radio-Canada See more »
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Mono

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Color
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The only word in this film that is clearly visible and not distorted is its title, when the tree falls in the beginning. See more »

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Featured in Animated Century (2003) See more »

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Musical use of folk group "Le Rêve Du Diable" for the film
15 December 2012 | by austinvovoSee all my reviews

Le Rêve Du Diable, the folk group, was expertly chosen to reawaken the feeling of those times of early French Canadian settlers....pioneers who lived WITH, not in spite of, the New Land. The music interlocks and enhances the film like a puzzle piece, joining the art with the activism...and especially with the proud traditions of the Québécois! The swirling of memories was appropriately used as a powerful metaphor to conjure the long-gone past...still very much alive in the Hearts of those who understand the need to keep the flame burning. I recall the first time I saw this film in a smallish theater where a compilation of award-winning short films and animations was presented. It brought a tear to my eye...it was so full of sentiment and love for the natural primeval beauty of the land. I have experienced the "before and after" of overpopulation and excessive, unnecessary pressure on habitats. In my case it was practically like the Joni Mitchell song "...they paved Paradise, put up a parking lot"!


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