True North

Broadcasted on ICI Radio-Canada Télé

True North is the untold story of the Quebec Laurentians (Canada). Prepare for a gripping, hyper-realistic drama of the struggles of a hopeful people, as they cultivate the wild land they must colonize. The heart-wrenching love-triangle between innocent, strong Donalda, her beloved, Alexis, Ste-Adèle’s village hero, and greedy Séraphin, the mayor’s usurary son, show the resilience of the brave against a backdrop of scheming politics. The earthy priest, Curé Labelle, keeps moral order and inspires hope for the poor. He has big plans for a national railroad, to develop the North, bring back the youth draining to the U.S. for work, and political aspirations to link together the French colonies as a stronghold against English Canada.


The inhabitants of Sainte-Adèle are outraged at Seraphim's cruel methods.  After the announcement of new austerity measures, the village rises and elections are held. Who would become the new mayor? Alexis, Jérôme and Jos Malterre are in the running to dislodge Séraphin. Donalda wants her marriage to succeed at all costs. Will she confess to Seraphin that she is pregnant with Alexis? Will she succeed in obtaining the custody of Siffleux? In debt, Bidou seduces Rosa-Rose, but a surprise arrival could disrupt the new couple's wedding plans.
There is a fierce fight for the post office and an unusual competition is launched! Will Jos and Caroline manage to carve out a respectable place for themselves in the village? Doctor Jerome is in love again, will his new flame please Angelique?
Logging companies clear the land of Saint-Adèle: Father Labelle and Arthur Buies decide to declare war on them.  The duo risks big and Monseigneur Fabre gets involved!  Will the villagers suffer the consequences? 
Siffleux holds Seraphin guilty of his father's murder. The corpse has been fished out of the water and Siffleux has only one thing on his mind: revenge! Will he succeed?
So many twists and tears to follow in this second season of Les Pays d'en haut.


Program info

  • Format
    10 episodes
  • Genre
  • Year
  • Broadcaster
    ICI Radio-Canada Télé
  • Director
    Sylvain Archambault
  • Writer
    Gilles Desjardins
  • Producers
    Sophie Deschênes, François Rozon


Vincent Leclerc, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Maxime Le Flaguais, Antoine Bertrand, Julie Le Breton, Paul Doucet, Julien Poulin, Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Michel Charrette, Roger Léger, Rémi-Pierre Paquin, Claude Despins, Marie-Ève Milot, Pierre Mailloux, Madeleine Péloquin, Alexis Lefebvre, Sonia Vachon, Fabien Cloutier, Paul Savoie, André Kasper, Jacques Allard, Kim Despatis, Josée Beaulieu, Pascal Rollin, Romane Denis, Florence Longpré, Jean Maheux.


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