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Séraphin: un homme et son péché (2002)

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A young woman is forced to marry an old greedy man to save her father from bankruptcy although she has promised her heart to another man.

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Charles Binamé
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Lebeau ... Séraphin Poudrier
Karine Vanasse ... Donalda Laloge
Roy Dupuis ... Alexis Labranche
Rémy Girard ... Père Laloge
Robert Brouillette ... Bidou Laloge
Céline Bonnier ... Nanette
Benoît Brière ... Jambe de Bois
Yves Jacques ... Notaire Le Potiron
Anne-Marie Cadieux ... Olympe Le Potiron
Pierrette Robitaille ... Mme Malterre
Julien Poulin ... Père Ovide
Normand Chouinard ... Curé Raudin
Robert Lalonde ... Docteur Cyprien
Louise Portal ... Delphine Lacoste
Marie Tifo ... Délima Greenwood
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Séraphin unfolds against the severe and achingly beautiful landscape of rural Quebec in 1889, where young lovers are torn from each other when a bankrupt shopkeeper forces his daughter into an arranged marriage to save his business. But true love cannot be denied... Written by Stephen Kirkham

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Country:

Canada

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French | English

Release Date:

December 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Les belles histoires des Pays-d'en-Haut See more »

Filming Locations:

Mandeville, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 6,100,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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When Alexis comes back from the north the first time and he is seen through the doctor's window walking in the village, snow can be seen everywhere on the ground. A few minutes later outside on a different shot there's barely any snow left anywhere on the ground. See more »

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In 19th century rural Quebec, an arranged marriage spoils a beautiful love story.
18 December 2006 | by mswSee all my reviews

Growing up, I used to watch the popular weekly TV serial that this movie is based on. This was in the 60's, and it lasted for quite a while. Everybody followed the lives of these characters, and the kids would imitate a few of them in the schoolyards during recess. It was a cornerstone of Quebec culture back then. Episodes are even being aired nowadays, but they don't have the same magic anymore... The pacing was very slow, and you'd only get a part of the story in each episode, to the point where I'd never even gotten to know how such a splendid "creature" as Donalda came to be that monster's wife, and the ties she had with Alexis, her true love. What a surprise to have that story told so wonderfully after all those years! Very nice work, Mr. Binamé... And thanks for making me see "the whole picture". I only wish you'd put Bill Wabo in the mix, so that I could figure out how he fit in there.


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