Les Plouffe (The Plouffe Family)

Director: Gilles Carle Year: 1981 Run Time: 169min
Les Plouffe (The Plouffe Family) (1981)

Les Plouffe is an adaptation of Roger Lemelin’s WWII-set novel, chronicling seven years in the lives of a poor family living in the Basse-Ville area of Quebec City.

This is kitchen-sink drama at its most satirical, dramatizing an entire era in the quirks of this memorable clan. The lovable characters and unforgettable moments make Les Plouffe a simultaneously sad, funny and loving account of life in WWII-era Quebec.

This French Canadian classic won seven Genie Awards, including Best Achievement in Direction, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Filiatrault).


Director(s):

Gilles Carle

Writer(s):

Gilles Carle, Roger Lemelin

Producer(s):

Denis Héroux, Justine Héroux, John Kemeny

Cast:

Gabriel Arcand, Pierre Curzi, Émile Genest, Juliette Huot, Denise Filiatraul

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

French

Subtitles:

French

Closed Captioning:

French

Region:

Les Plouffe is filmed and set in Quebec. Gilles Carle is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
PG Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
PG Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
PG Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon