Ode à la joie
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An old man, whose years are beginning to weigh on him recounts the principle moments of his childhood and adolescence. It is a life rife with difficulties. As a child, he loses his father, and later, his mother. Upon becoming a man, he meets Diana, the love of his life. They marry, leave the Prairies and move to Quebec where he eventually finds poorly paid work. He loses this job and finds himself unable to find more work. Exasperated with their life of misery, Diana leaves him. The video is a hymn to the harsh realities of life and to its intrinsic poetry.

1971
Canada
28:32
Original language
French

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Credits

Direction
Richard Robesco
Cast
Roger Valois
Michel Lemieux
Diane Bazinet
Francine Gratton
Pierre Gratton
Stéphane Gratton
Sandra Robesco
Elzéanne Fontaine
Bernard de Rome
Voice
Augustin Gibello
Camera
Claude Mercier
Roland Tourangeau
Richard Robesco
Music
Johann Pachelbel
Screenplay
Richard Robesco
Editing
Richard Robesco
Production
Vidéographe

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Image format
4:3
Sound
Mono
Shooting format
Betacam
Keywords
Life, Love, Friendship, Memory, Old age