Release dateApril 25, 1952 Similar moviesAurore (2005), The Alley Cat (1985), Mommy Is at the Hairdressers (2008), Le chat dans le sac (1964), Rejeanne Padovani (1973)
Little Aurore's Tragedy (French: La petite Aurore: l'enfant martyre) is a French 1952 Quebec biographical drama movie that was directed by Jean-Yves Bigras and produced by Renaissance Films Distribution and Warner Bros..
A classic of early Quebec cinema, La Petite Aurore l’enfant martyre was based on a true story. Aurore (Laflamme) is 12 years old and lives with her sickly mother (McKinnon) and father (Desmarteaux) in a small village during the 1920s. A widowed neighbour (Mitchell) appears concerned and helpful, but Aurore discovers she actually hastens her mother’s death. Her father marries the widow, and the child is forced to live with her cruel stepmother. She is systematically beaten and tortured until the local doctor (Gagnon) intervenes. But he is too late, and Aurore succumbs to her abuse. This film was remade in 2005 by Luc Dionne, and was named Aurore.