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Le curé de village (1949)

Un bagnard en fuite revient dans son village natal pour y revoir sa fille qui le croit mort. Le curé intervient pour éviter un scandale qui rejaillirait sur la jeune fille à la veille de se... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Gury
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ovila Légaré ... Le curé
Paul Guèvremont ... Leblanc
Denis Drouin ... Théberge, Lionel
Lise Roy ... Juliette Martel
Camille Ducharme ... Le notaire
Guy Mauffette ... Noiraud
Jeannette Teasdale Jeannette Teasdale ... Mme Theberge
Eugène Daigneault Eugène Daigneault ... Le bedeau (as Eugène Daignault)
Blanche Gauthier Blanche Gauthier ... Honorine
Jeanne Quintal Jeanne Quintal ... La Veuve Sirois
Arthur Groulx Arthur Groulx ... M. Théberge
Fanny Tremblay ... Mlle Latendresse
Juliette Huot ... Mlle Jolicoeur
Rolland D'Amour ... Le détective (as Roland D'Amour)
Palmieri Palmieri ... Siméon Castonguay (as Palmiéri)
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Un bagnard en fuite revient dans son village natal pour y revoir sa fille qui le croit mort. Le curé intervient pour éviter un scandale qui rejaillirait sur la jeune fille à la veille de se marier. Tourné il y a 50 ans, ce film surprend par la maîtrise du langage cinématographique dont fait preuve Gury. Les mouvements d'appareils, les angles de prises de vues, les effets narratifs ou symboliques qui paraissent aujourd'hui certes faciles, tranchent pourtant agréablement avec la platitude générale des mises en scène de cette première épopée industrielle du cinéma québécois.

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Drama

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Lionel and Juliette
25 October 2015 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Based on a radio serial ,"Le Curé De Village" looks like the old Marcel Pagnol movies from the thirties :the depiction of a rural community : the Québec accent replacing the Provençal one,and the horseshoes game replacing the Petanque (type of bowls).The movie really takes off in its second part when Juliette 's father reappears.

This is full of finer feelings.The priest is the village's shrink ,so to speak.His influence causes the prodigal dad's self-sacrifice and reveals to the soon-to-be -mother-in -law how selfish and over possessive she is.He plays the same role as the military chaplain in "Tit Coq" (1945),although the latter has worn much better.

The movie features two folk songs ("Gentil Coquelicot" and "A La Volette" ) which used to be very popular in France half a century go,but are a little forgotten here now.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 November 1949 (Canada) See more »

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Budget:

CAD65,000 (estimated)
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Québec Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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