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Gilles Carle

La Vraie Nature de Bernadette

Edition 1992
115' - 1972 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: French
Director: Gilles Carle Composer: Pierre F. Brault With: Micheline Lanctôt, Donald Pilon, Reynald Bouchard
Anticipating An Unmarried Woman and Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore by several years, the film follows the travails of an exasperated urban housewife who ditches her Montreal marriage and apartment in order to live on a farm with her son. Once there, Bernadette naively assumes the role of earth mother and spiritual saviour to the assorted roughnecks who live nearby, and she is soon exploited, in the manner of Bunuel's Viridiana, by those who would take her favours.

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Credits

Director

Gilles Carle

Composer

Pierre F. Brault

With

Micheline Lanctôt, Donald Pilon, Reynald Bouchard

Scenario

Gilles Carle

Director of Photography

René Verzier

Editor

Gilles Carle, Susan Kay

Producer

Pierre Lamy

More information

Dialogue

French

Countries of production

Canada

Year

1972

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