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YUL 871

YUL 871

| 1 h 10 min

In this feature film, an engineer from Paris flies to Montreal (on Air Canada Flight YUL 871), partly on business, partly in search of parents displaced by World War II, and partly because of the prevailing restlessness of the age. He achieves little that is conclusive, but in the short time between his arrival and departure he has a love affair, enjoys a flight over Montreal and the Expo pavillions, and is adopted by a little girl.

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Credits
  • director
    Jacques Godbout
  • script
    Jacques Godbout
  • producer
    André Belleau
  • photography
    Georges Dufaux
  • sound
    Claude Pelletier
  • editing
    Victor Jobin
  • sound editing
    Bernard Bordeleau
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • music
    François Dompierre
    Stéphane Venne
  • cast
    Paul Buissonneau
    Charles Denner
    Jacques Desrosiers
    Jean Duceppe
    Victor Désy
    Andrée Lachapelle
    Francine Landry
    Jean Lapointe
    Jérôme Lemay
    Louise Marleau
    Jacques Normand
    Claude Préfontaine

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Education

Ages 17 to 17

Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Geography - Territory: Urban
History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today
History and Citizenship Education - Modernization of Quebec Society (1929-1980)

This film can be shown as part of an activity on Montreal and how society’s customs and habits have changed. Start by asking the students to describe and comment on the following aspects: city, family, restlessness. Then ask them to choose a more recent cinematic or literary work set in Montreal, and assess the scope of the change in customs. Does the new work contain the same sort of restlessness and wandering?

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