Once Upon a Time in the East (1974 film)

Once Upon a Time in the East (French: Il était une fois dans l'est) is a 1974 Canadian drama film directed by André Brassard. It was entered into the 1974 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Once Upon a Time in the East
Directed byAndré Brassard
Produced byPierre Lamy
Written byAndré Brassard
Michel Tremblay
StarringDenise Filiatrault
CinematographyPaul Van der Linden
Edited byAndré Corriveau
Release date
  • 27 February 1974 (1974-02-27)
Running time
101 minutes
Box office$1 million (Canada)[1]

The film is based on several plays by Michel Tremblay, weaving characters from the plays Les Belles-sœurs, Hosanna, La duchesse de Langeais and À toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-Lou into an original ensemble cast story.[3]



  1. ^ "Canadian Films Grosses". Variety. 24 November 1976. p. 32.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Once Upon a Time in the East". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 26 April 2009.
  3. ^ Peter Harry Rist, Guide to the Cinema(s) of Canada (pg. 100). Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001. ISBN 978-0313299315.

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