De c'côté-ci d'la rivière
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A soap opera spanning 8 episodes and conceived by a citizens’ collective, dramatizes the life and problems of the residents of Hull. The central story describes the difficulties one family faces: chronic unemployment, weak parental authority, the breakup of the couple, and the children’s wish to break with their parent’s misery. Each episode starts and finishes with a parody of an ad by a finance company, and deals with a particular problem. The series is shot using rudimentary decor. The result is a soap opera in the "popular realism" style, in which the description of the social situation is more important than the plot.

1972
Canada
90:00
Original language
French

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Credits

Direction
Denise Marcoux
Production
Télé 3 Hull
Text
Claude Leclerc
Art Direction
Andrée de la Grave
Makeup
Jocelyne Lortie
Lise Martineau
Music
Jean-Pierre Marcoux
Assistant Director
Denise Lafleur-Achim

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Image format
4:3
Sound
Mono
Shooting format
Betacam SP

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Keywords
Couple, Education, Poverty, Work, Hull, cities