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Le vieillard et l'enfant (1985)

A young girl and an aged man together make a day trip from St. Boniface, Manitoba to Lake Winnipeg by steam train. Along the way, they each meditate on the passage of generations.

Director:

Claude Grenier

Writers:

Clément Perron, Gabrielle Roy (story)
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Credited cast:
Jean Duceppe
Anna Friedman Anna Friedman
Lucie Laurier
Patricia Nolin
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A young girl and an aged man together make a day trip from St. Boniface, Manitoba to Lake Winnipeg by steam train. Along the way, they each meditate on the passage of generations.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Also Known As:

The Old Man and the Child See more »

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over-dramatized
2 March 2004 | by msultanSee all my reviews

This adaptation of Gabrielle Roy's short story is not faithful to the

story in many ways. Christine is haunted by her grandmother's

death and death in general; Monsieur Saint-Hilaire looks like he's

going to die anytime within the next three minutes; we have

intimate glimpses of Christine's mother crying over her past...

Although I generally don't have a problem with alternations to fit a

movie, I felt that it ruined the result in this case. It changed

Christine and Monsieur Hilaire's personalities, and gave the

mother more presence than required. The original story is light and fresh, but the adaptation is heavy and

gloomy, so the main ingredient of the story is lost.


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