In 1863, a group of snow-bound travelers invokes the devil, who gives them a flying canoe for them to go home. When one of them finds his wife about to die in labor, he makes a pact with ...
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In 1863, a group of snow-bound travelers invokes the devil, who gives them a flying canoe for them to go home. When one of them finds his wife about to die in labor, he makes a pact with the devil to save her and his newborn daughter Liza. He then cheats the devil of his prize by sacrificing himself. 25 years later, Liza wants to marry her beloved Jos, who has to go away to a remote logging camp to earn money to save his farm, but the devil is determined to ruin her happiness.Written by
Based on "La Chasse-galerie", also known as "The Bewitched Canoe" or "The Flying Canoe", a popular French-Canadian tale of voyageurs who make a deal with the devil, a variant of the Wild Hunt. The most famous version of this tale was written by Honoré Beaugrand (1848-1906)and published in The Century Magazine in August 1892. See more »
I had no expectations about this one and had never heard of it before but it was effective, convincing and powerful stuff.
The first thing it does well is to display the hardship of the lumberjacks' lives in the cold of Quebec's winter. (There are many false clichés about us Canadians but yes, I am a descendant of lumberjacks as most of us Quebecers are.)
The second thing it does best is creating characters, situations and dialogues that make the whole thing a true and resonant experience. Impressive work all around. I don't know what they saw to call it a horror movie though.
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