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The Cat in the Bag

The Cat in the Bag

| 1 h 13 min

Through the coming of age of a twenty-year-old man, this film symbolizes the political coming of age of the people of Québec. In French with English subtitles.

Soundtrack album, John's Coltrane's Blue World, available from Impulse! / Universal Music Enterprises.

  • cast
    Barbara Ulrich
    Claude Godbout
    Manon Blain
    Véronique Vilbert
    Jean-Paul Bernier
    André Leblanc
    Paul-Marie Lapointe
    Jean-V. Dufresne
    Pierre Maheu
  • director
    Gilles Groulx
  • producer
    Jacques Bobet
  • photography
    Jean-Claude Labrecque
  • script
    Gilles Groulx
  • editing
    Gilles Groulx
  • sound
    Marcel Carrière
  • sound editing
    Marguerite Payette
    Sidney Pearson
  • re-recording
    Roger Lamoureux
    Marcel Carrière
  • music
    John Coltrane
    Antonio Vivaldi
    François Couperin


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Ages 14 to 17

Diversity - Identity
History - Canada 1946-1991
History and Citizenship Education - Modernization of Quebec Society (1929-1980)
Social Studies - Quebec/Federal Relations

What are young Claude’s hopes and dreams? What divides Claude and Barbara? Which community does each character represent? What was the social and political context here in Quebec back when this feature was shot? How does this context play out in the film? The Cat in the Bag symbolizes the political coming-of-age of the people of Quebec in the 1960s.

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