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.


Following the death of Donalda (Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse), Séraphin (Vincent Leclerc) is devastated. Saint-Adèle has never seen him in such a pitiful state. Invaded by drunkenness and deep dark thoughts, Séraphin would rather die than face the humiliation he has suffered. However, in spite of the eternal hatred that the citizens have developed against this diabolical being, the survival and prosperity of the North depend on him! Seraphim must put the economy back on its feet by reactivating the building sites he had closed. Who will give him back his taste for life? In addition, Curé Labelle (Antoine Bertrand) must redouble his efforts to put an end to his railroad! His crisis of heart will certainly not discourage him. While the village is still shaken by its fake gold mine, Bidou (Rémi-Pierre Paquin) settles with Nanette (Florence Longpré) on a land conquered by force that will bring Saint-Adèle to the edge of an Indian war. The many characters of the COUNTRIES D'EN HAUT will have to navigate in a sea of heartbreaking trials, forgiveness, relentlessness and fury to finally reach the end of this great adventure that is colonization.


Program info

  • Format
    10 episodes
  • Genre
  • Year
  • Broadcaster
    ICI Radio-Canada Télé
  • Director
    Yan Lanouette Turgeon
  • 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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