Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This Canadian drama is based upon a true story and presents an interesting look into Acadian history and culture. (The Acadians are the French-speaking people who live in eastern Canada's Maritime Provinces.) It was filmed in the historic village of Caraquet. After a young man with no legs mysteriously washes upon the shores of Baie Ste-Marie, Nova Scotia, he is adopted by Jean Nicholas, a former Corsican, and Julitte, his out-spoken Acadian wife. They call the strange, but handsome boy Jerome. While his story is important, most of the film focuses upon the troubled relationship between Jean and Julitte. Because Jean is a foreigner, he is outcast in the community; he takes out the resulting rage upon his wife. They are also frustrated because they remain childless.
Canada, childlessness, husband-and-wife, outcast, legs