The Legacy (2009 film)

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The Legacy
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Directed by Bernard Émond
Produced by Bernadette Payeur
Marc Daigle
Written by Bernard Émond
Starring Élise Guilbault
Jacques Godin
Music by Robert Lepage
Cinematography Sara Mishara
Edited by Louise Côté
Distributed by Seville Pictures
Release date
  • August 7, 2009 (2009-08-07) (Locarno)
  • November 6, 2009 (2009-11-06) (Canada)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Canada
Language French
Budget $CAN 4.2 million

The Legacy (French: La donation) is a 2009 film directed by Bernard Émond. The film received the Special Grand Prize of Youth Jury and the Don Quixote Award of the Locarno International Film Festival.[1][2] It will also compete at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2009.[3]


The film is the third of a trilogy started with La Neuvaine (The Novena) in 2005 and Contre toute espérance (Summit Circle) in 2007, all directed by Bernard Émond.

Dr. Rainville (Jacques Godin), an aging country doctor with a deep attachment to his patients, is about to retire and is looking for a successor. Jeanne Dion (Élise Guilbault), an emergency room doctor from Montreal, agrees to go to a small town in Abitibi named Normétal to replace him for a few weeks, with no plans for an extended stay. When Dr. Rainville suddenly dies, Jeanne must decide if she’ll take over the job, and its inherent responsibilities, for the long-term.

The film also stars Eric Hoziel, Sylvain Marcel, Angèle Coutu, Michel Daigle and Danielle Filtault.

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