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Thrill of the Hills (2011)

Frisson des collines (original title)
In order to to see his idol, Jimi Hendrix, a twelve year old boy attempts a journey from his Quebec village to Woodstock.

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Richard Roy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge ... Tom Faucher
Antoine Bertrand ... Burger
Evelyne Brochu ... Hélène Paradis
Anick Lemay ... Lucille
Antoine Olivier Pilon ... Frisson (as Antoine Pilon)
Patrice Robitaille ... Aurèle
Paul Doucet ... Vétérinaire
Geneviève Brouillette ... Céline
Louis Champagne
Viviane Audet Viviane Audet ... Carmelle
Rémi-Pierre Paquin
Jean-Nicolas Verreault ... Michel
Gaston Lepage
William Monette William Monette ... Thibault
Alice Morel-Michaud ... Chantal
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Even in rural Quebec in 1969 things were changing. A twelve year old boy, in love with his attractive teacher decides to fulfill his dream of seeing Jimi Hendrix in Woodstock with his father. But life decides otherwise. His father dies, causing his mother to lose grip with reality. His sister reciprocally falls in love with the village's priest, his best friend is repeatedly beaten by his father and the new teacher appeals more to his tastes than a young girl about his age. Will he succeed? Written by Anonymous

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Blue Jeans sur la plage
Written by Claude Dominique & Louise Rousseau
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Funny, warm and touching.
17 April 2011 | by kkkkoooollllSee all my reviews

This is another coming-of-age comedy with elements of drama from Quebec. The movie takes place in 1969, in a small town, where a 12 year old boy dreams of making it to the Woodstock Festival to see his hero, a guitar rock musician James Hendrix. There are a lot of funny scenes and touching episodes. A fair amount of drama and a bit of tragedy. Overall, it is a great movie, which keeps you feel good, long after you walk out of the theater. I think the movie will also appeal to those who want to see an interesting movie about the life in Quebec at that time. I liked the very nicely developed characters and the great actors' play as well.


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Language:

French

Release Date:

15 April 2011 (Canada) See more »

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