Mistress Madeleine (1986)

Drama, History

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-Part of the 'Daughters of the Country' series, this film, set in the 1850s, unfolds against the backdrop of the Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly of the fur trade. In protest, some Métis ... See full summary »


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19 March 2004 | BigLaxFan94
| Vivid portrayal of Metis life in the 1850's
I liked this film because it accurately portrayed at how the Metis lived back in the 1850's. It was a classic Canadian made film with no negative stereotypes depicted. It had a good storyline to it while the plot thickened well as the story went on. However I did detect a hint of conflict in the story (true - all stories with plots and storylines have conflicts in them). But this conflict was based on the fact that racism towards the Metis woman who was married to that HBC employee was an unfortunate reality because if he really and truly loved her unconditionally, then he would not have allowed his employers to make negative and racist requests like that for him to "leave the halfbreed" as they put it. But he did so that meant that he loved his job more than he loved his Metis wife. I thought he made a big mistake on by coming back into Manitoba with his "new wife" from England. That would shatter anyone's world regardless if you are a husband or wife!! I don't think he ever loved her ............ actually I really have no clue as to why he married her!! He obviously never liked Metis women or even Native women for that matter. I guess its because he managed to sway her into believing that he "loved" her. She got suckered into it and then look what happened. He broke her heart big time ...... its just a nasty pattern that has repeated itself for the last 500 years, ever since when whites first imposed themselves on the First Nations, Inuit and Metis. Whites have always just used them to get what they want to their own crooked advantage and the way the Metis woman was used in this film was unfortunately no exception.

Well............... anyways............... this is my views on this film.

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Drama | History


Release Date:

24 January 1991


English, French

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Filming Locations

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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