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In 19th century rural Quebec, an arranged marriage spoils a beautiful love story.
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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