The Outlander

ERIK CANUEL

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  

Original title:  Le Survenant

A tall, red-headed stranger wanders into a farmhouse in the middle of a tiny, turn-of-the-century Quebec hamlet and offers his services to the owner of the property in exchange for shelter. Immediately sparking fatherly love from the head of the household and deep jealousy from the owner’s much-ignored son, the Outlander (who refuses to give his actual name) eventually meets the rest of the insulated community, winning over some members completely with his stories of the outside world and infuriating others who can’t handle the excitement of the unfamiliar. This gorgeous period piece runs a bit longer than it ought to, but its characters are engaging and it is never boring; there is deep sentiment in all the relationships that the Outlander creates, and you develop an interest in seeing that everyone is satisfied by the end. is especially lovely as a club-footed woman whose handicap has made her feel like a leper in her community, but whose immediate connection with the handsome stranger gives her enough confidence to change the way she deals with her daily life. Based on the novel by Germaine Guevremont, which was previously filmed as a Canadian television series in 1956.

Les Films Vision 4.  

Canada, 2005.  

Screenplay by , based on the book by .

Cinematography by .

Produced by , .  

Music by .  

Production Design by , .  

Costume Design by .  

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