TVA Television Network

Au nom du père et fils

Network: TVA Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1993 to 1995

Broadcast Medium: Television

Based on the novel Au nom du père et du fils by Francine Ouellette that had sold more than 100,000 copies, this TV soap opera, broadcast by Télé-Métropole in 1993, told a story about a village of settlers living in the Mauricie region in the 1880s, and the clash that arose between a racist priest and the Indian tradition, but above all, the love story of a white doctor and an Indian woman. A son was born from their union, which gave rise to passionate exchanges and friction between the doctor and the priest, who clearly did not share the same attitudes towards religion, love, jealousy and violence.

The program was directed by Richard Martin and Roger Cardinal and attracted up to 2,700,000 TV viewers.

Several accomplished actors played in this series, including Éric Brisebois (Clovis), Pierre Chagnon (Alcide Plamondon), Yves Soutière (Doctor Lafresnière), Nathalie Coupal (Amanda Lafresnière) and Dominique Pétin (Adélaïde Levers).

Written by Yvon Chouinard – September, 2008