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Chocolate Eclair (French: Éclair au chocolat) is a Canadian drama film from Quebec, directed by Jean-Claude Lord and released in 1979.[1]

Chocolate Eclair
Éclair au chocolat
Directed byJean-Claude Lord
Produced byPierre David
Written byJean-Claude Lord
Jean Salvy
Based onLe voyageur mort by Jean Santacroce
StarringLise Thouin
Jean Belzil-Gascon
Jean-Louis Roux
Colin Fox
Aubert Pallascio
Music byRichard Grégoire
CinematographyFrançois Protat
Edited byJean-Claude Lord
Release date
Running time
107 minutes

The film centres on Pierre (Jean Belzil-Gascon), a young boy struggling to accept that his single mother Marie-Louise (Lise Thouin) has begun a new relationship after the death of his father.[1] What he does not know is that his mother has lied to protect him: his real father is not dead, but in fact he is the product of Marie-Louise having been raped by her father.[1] The film's cast also includes Jean-Louis Roux, Colin Fox, Michèle Deslauriers and Aubert Pallascio.

The film garnered three Genie Award nominations at the 1st Genie Awards in 1980, in the categories of Best Adapted Screenplay (Lord and Jean Salvy), Best Costume Design (François Barbeau) and Best Sound Editing (Marcel Pothier).[2]


After she had been raped by her father, a young woman leaves the town with her new born son. Years later, the son can't accept that his mother fell in love with someone else than the mythical father she had told him about.


  1. ^ a b c "Eclair au chocolat – Film de Jean-Claude Lord". Films du Québec, January 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "Changeling leads Canadian Film Award nominees". The Globe and Mail, February 8, 1980.

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