Le torrent

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153 minutes, Drama
Langauge: French
Release date: October 26, 2012
DVD release date: November 27, 2012
Canadian distributor: Remstar

Enfant, François vit seul avec sa mère Claudine sur une ferme reculée. Le labeur quotidien est exigeant, mais l’étude des lettres, menée par Claudine, l’est encore plus. C’est que François est destiné à devenir prêtre. Après des années de collège, il décide cependant de s’opposer à sa mère, qui le frappe à la tête. Dorénavant, François sera sourd, il n’entendra plus que le bruit du torrent. Après la mort de sa mère, François s’aventure sur la route, où il croise des vagabonds. Il achète Amica, une jeune femme, et l’accueille chez lui.

Based on a short story by renowned Québec writer Anne Hébert, Le Torrent is set in 1922 in rural Québec. François, a young boy, lives alone with his mother Claudine on a remote farm. The daily chores are demanding, but his studies, led by his mother’s wish that he become a priest are even more demanding. After years of college he decides the priesthood is not for him. His mother attacks him, hitting him so severely in the head that he becomes deaf. He can hear nothing but the roar of a nearby waterfall, the titled torrent. After his mother dies, François ventures out onto the road, where he meets some travellers. He buys Amica, a young woman, and welcomes her into his home, into his life.

Le torrent, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Jacques Blain
Sylvain Corbeil

Associate Producer:

Nancy Grant

Director:

Simon Lavoie

Screenwriter:

Simon Lavoie

Editor:

Nicolas Roy

Composer:

Normand Corbeil

Production Designer:

Eric Barbeau

Cast: Roles:

Victor Trelles Turgeon
Laurence Leboeuf
Dominique Quesnel
Anthony Therrien
Marco Bacon
Roger Blay
Normand Canac-Marquis
Aubert Pallascio
Martin Desgagné
Alain Gabriel
David Noël
Mario Genest
Pierre Bédard
Manon Payeur
Milan Martineau
Ludovic Martineau
Gin Bergeron
Danièle Ledoux
Tommy Chouinard
Fernand Mongeau
Nicole Blackburn
Johanne Loiselle
Micheline Poitras

François
Amica / Claudine (young)
Claudine
François (as a child)
Colporteur
Clochard
Proviseur
Vieil instituteur
Jeune instituteur
Surveillant
Jeune homme du dortoir
Maquignon
Homme violent
Femme protectrice
Nouveaux-nés
Nouveaux-nés
Femmes hostiles
Femmes hostiles
Villageois
Villageois
Religisieuses
Religisieuses
Religisieuses