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The escapades of a group of young people in the bush and their encounter with a trapper serves as a medium for an ironic contemplation on freedom. An off-camera voice tells the story of 25 students, their arrival on the north shore and their discovery of the forest and its inhabitants. The students meet Aurèle, a trapper, who appears to be the epitome of the free man. However, they soon realize that Aurèle has his own family and social responsibilities. The students finally discover that freedom is a relative notion. The closing shot depicts Aurèle walking in a field. This image ends a bitter-sweet look at our notions of freedom.

1973
Canada
28:14
Original language
French

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Credits

Direction
André Hurteau
Production
Vidéographe

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Image format
4:3
Sound
Mono

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Keywords
Forest, Young person, Trapper, Freedom, Folklore