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.


Sainte-Adèle is in mortal danger. A deadly epidemic of smallpox invades the village. Séraphin, now Deputy Minister of Colonization, and Donalda return from Quebec City in an emergency while the death toll is mounting. Séraphin will have to manage this crisis to save the Laurentians.

Program info

  • Genre
  • Year
  • Broadcaster
    ICI Radio-Canada Télé
  • Director
    Yan England
  • Writer
    Gilles Desjardins
  • Producers
    Sophie Deschênes, François Rozon


Maxime Le Flaguais, Vincent Leclerc, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Antoine Bertrand, Pascal Rollin, Alexis Lefebvre, Marie-Ève Milot, André Kasper, Rémi-Pierre Paquin, Fred-Éric Salvail, Julie Le Breton, Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, David La Haye

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