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Between Salt and Sweet Water

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Genre  Drama
Initial release  August 12, 1967 (Canada)
Running time  1h 25m
7/10 IMDb

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Director  Michel Brault
Music director  Claude Gauthier
Between Salt and Sweet Water movie poster
Writer  Denys Arcand, Michel Brault, Marcel Dube, Gerald Godin, Claude Jutra
Screenplay  Michel Brault, Claude Jutra, Denys Arcand, Gerald Godin, Marcel Dube
Cast  Claude Gauthier (Claude Tremblay), Geneviève Bujold (Geneviève), Paul Gauthier (Roger Tremblay), Denise Bombardier (Denyse), Robert Charlebois (Ti-Paul)
Similar movies  Related Michel Brault movies

Between Salt and Sweet Water (Entre la mer et l'eau douce), also known as Drifting Upstream, is a 1967 Québécois film directed by Michel Brault, co-written by Brault, Gérald Godin, Marcel Dubé, Claude Jutra and Denys Arcand.

The film also features boxer Ronald Jones in a small role. Jones was one of the subjects of Gilles Groulx's 1961 documentary Golden Gloves.

Plot

Claude (Claude Gauthier) leaves his small town on the Côte-Nord to go to Montreal, where he works several odd jobs and eventually falls in love with Geneviève (Geneviève Bujold), a pretty waitress who works in a local diner. Claude enters a singing contest that launches his career. As he gradually becomes more well known, he has a brief affair with a married woman and breaks up with Geneviève. He returns to his hometown but nothing seems the same. Back in Montreal, he becomes increasingly more successful as a singer. One night he meets Geneviève backstage, only to learn she is now married, and realizes one can be as lonely in a small town as in a big city.

Cast

  • Claude Gauthier - Claude Tremblay
  • Geneviève Bujold - Geneviève
  • Paul Gauthier - Roger Tremblay
  • Denise Bombardier - Denyse
  • Robert Charlebois - Ti-Paul
  • Louise Latraverse - Aude, la soeur de Claude
  • Gérald Godin - Steve
  • Reggie Chartrand - Réginald
  • Additional information

    This film has also been released under the following titles:

  • Entre la mer et l'eau douce - Canada (original title)
  • Zwischen den Welten - Austria (TV title) / East Germany (TV title) / West Germany (TV title)
  • Between Sweet and Salt Water - International (English title)
  • Drifting Upstream - Canada (English title)
  • Mellan hav och stilla vatten - Sweden
  • Reception

    Evocative and engaging, Entre la mer et l'eau douce is widely regarded as Michel Brault's most poetic and richly complex film.

    References

    Between Salt and Sweet Water Wikipedia
    Between Salt and Sweet Water IMDb Between Salt and Sweet Water themoviedb.org


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