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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.


Charles Binamé
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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


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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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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A new classic that represents the Quebec nation
11 December 2002 | by mathlepineSee all my reviews

Well... I just saw this movie an hour ago. Not only it touched me, but it's also a total gem. Karine Vanasse, a young actress of 19 years old is astounting as Donalda. With her GREAT acting(probably the best one ever done in a French-Canadian film or even EVER), she simply brings us to tear. She has the power to take your heart and tear it. I'm a guy, it is a huge accomplishment. hehe When I left the teather, I felt like this story happened in front of my eyes. The wonderful job of the crew team gives us a strong impression of reality, which helps to touch us. On the other hand, they make a great job too with including humor to remind us that were watching a movie. They do that exactly when it is so touching that you have no control on your feelings, so it helps to regain control of yourself. Pierre Lebeau did an amazing job as Séraphin, we hate this man to the point that we want him to die, so Alexis and Donalda can live their beautiful love story.

There's no cliché in this movie. Unlike in «Les dangereux», we did not wanted to do exactly like the american movies, we wanted to create a believable 1890 period of time which would represents the French-Canadians.

I give 9.5 out of 10 to this movie because a movie can't be 100% perfect! But, it's close to be perfect! Everyone in the world should see this touching love story that goes directly to our heart. I hope that more people on this website will see this movie because it is a French-Canadian classic!

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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 »


Box Office


CAD6,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$880,723, 1 December 2002

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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