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Normande (1975)

La tête de Normande St-Onge (original title)
The demands of her family and the stress of daily life drive the mind of a woman into permanent fantasy as a way to cope.

Director:

Gilles Carle

Writer:

Ben Barzman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carole Laure ... Normande St-Onge
Raymond Cloutier ... Bouliane
Reynald Bouchard ... Carol
Carmen Giroux Carmen Giroux ... Pierrette St-Onge
Gaetan Guimond Gaetan Guimond ... Jérémie
J. Léo Gagnon ... Le sculpteur
Anne-Marie Ducharme Anne-Marie Ducharme ... Mme. Veilleux
Renée Girard Renée Girard ... Berthe St-Onge
Denys Arcand ... Jean-Paul
Yves Massicotte ... Le Docteur Ostiguy
Marcelle Pallascio Marcelle Pallascio ... Louise
Robert Gravel ... Un policier
Jean Comtois Jean Comtois ... Un policier
Serge Lasalle Serge Lasalle
Gil Laroche ... Le gérant de la pharmacie
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Storyline

Normande St-Onge works as a clerk in a pharmacy and takes dance classes with the dream of being a cabaret dancer. Her mother, Berthe, has been confined to a mental institution by Normande's uncle, the wealthy lawyer Jean-Paul. But Normande, who does not believe her mother is insane, kidnaps her from the institution and brings her home. Also living with them is Normande's sister Pierette, who has asthma and a drug addiction, Normande's boyfriend Bouliane, who is unemployed and in no hurry to find a job, and a strange young magician named Carol she took in after he was kicked out of his home. All of these people depend on Normande in various ways and exploit her; Normande, desperate to be loved, is driven mad by the demands of her parasite family. When she receives an eviction notice stating that the building will be demolished and rebuilt into a restaurant, it all becomes too much for Normande and her mind retreats into fantasy to protect her from the harsh realities. Written by pr1mal_1

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 October 1975 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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