Thetford au milieu de notre vie (1980)

A middle-aged couple living in an asbestos mining town see their marriage crumble when the wife wants a very different life than her husband does after their adult children move away.




Credited cast:
Georges Dionne Georges Dionne ... Béber Légaré
Lucille Drouin Lucille Drouin ... Louise Thivierge
Théo Gagné Théo Gagné ... Jean Thivierge
Dominique Lévesque Dominique Lévesque ... Baptiste
Andre Plante Andre Plante ... Midas
Hélène Thivierge Hélène Thivierge ... Suzanne Thivierge
Louiselle Vachon Louiselle Vachon ... Cathy


Set in the Quebecois mining town of Thetford and focusing on the Thivierge family. After 20 years of marriage, Jean and Louise find their relationship to be deteriorating. Louise is tired of being a housewife and when Suzanne, the last of their children living at home, decides to move out, Louise takes the opportunity to find a job. She becomes bitter when none of the employers in town take her seriously and to make matters worse, her husband makes a fool out of himself and embarrasses her at the local festival. Finally, the owner of the mine decides to hire Louise to the disdain of her husband. Jean is the union delegate for the men working in the asbestos mine and he complains to Louise that the owner is only hiring her to gain control over him. He tells her about the reality of working in a mine, the dangers and consequences but she won't hear it because he has always excluded her from his work. Jean inevitably regrets underestimating his wife when he learns what she has been ... Written by pr1mal_1

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Release Date:

7 March 1980 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Thetford Mines, Québec, Canada


Box Office


CAD160,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Les Productions Prisma See more »
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