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Ovide Plouffe has married Rita. She still tries to attract other men even after their marriage. Unhappy Ovide feels for Marie - a young French woman he had met. But his catholic background and surrounding can't let him love another woman or divorce from his wife. So Ovide finishes with Marie and plans a trip with Rita hoping for reconciliation. At the last instant he announces to Rita that he can't make the trip. She goes alone. The plane explodes, and Ovide is suspected and arrested for this horrible crime.Written by
Jean-Marie Berthiaume <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The circumstances of the crime in the novel by Roger Lemelin were inspired by the airplane tragedy of Sault-au-Cochon on September 9th 1949. In it. the first airplane crash caused by a criminal act in the Western hemisphere, Albert Guay placed a bomb in the airplane cargo and the plane crashed on a mountain called Sault-au-Cochon north of Quebec city on the north shore. Albert Guay was later accused,condemned and hanged on January 12th 1951. Jack Gilbert Graham's similar crime in 1955 was inspired by this act. See more »
After the airplane has exploded in the sky, Pacifique Berthet leaves the scene in a hurry while the other persons who were there with him and should have witnessed the same incident do not react at all to this extraordinary event. See more »
Arcand's direction is in many ways more polished than Gilles Carle's from "Les Plouffe" but the smaller budget shows.
We are shown the post World War Two years in Quebec. The changing morals and fashions. Ovide is still as uptight as he was in the first film. His marriage to the good time girl Rita Toulouse has not brought him the happiness he desired. He is still the Charlie Brown character of the piece.
Lemelin and Arcand try hard to make this into an exciting thriller but fail. There's just not very much to care about. Ovide is not that compelling a character. Gabriel Arcand is a mesmerizing stage actor, but on screen he lacked the charisma to carry the movie to its climax. By the end I really didn't care if he killed his wife or not. Today I don't even remember if he did it or what his fate ultimately was. Lemelin might have done better to follow up with the story of one of the other brothers. Maybe Guillaume.
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