J'Ai Mon Voyage (1973)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Canada, France  |  
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Nowhere is the sharp divide between the English and French-speaking Canadians more clearly brought home than in this Canadian/French comedy. The filmmakers are clearly on the pro-French side of the Canadian language wars. A couple from Quebec decide to take a vacation with their two children all the way west through Canada, to the city of Vancouver. The husband is from France, and does not understand the tensions and difficulties the wife expects to face. By the end of the journey, however, he takes the witless incomprehension of English speakers sufficiently for granted to freely join his wife in insulting his Vancouver hosts in French.

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cross-cultural-relations, prejudice, racism, vacation