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In the 1950s, young boys were placed in orphanages and endure harsh and austere living conditions. As a united group, they supported each other and survived despite bullying, hardship and little hope for better days. While these children were doing their best to survive, they had no way to suspect the secret dealings between the clergy, the medical profession and the government that will inevitably seal their fates. The institution faced with a precarious financial situation, the solution is to transform the orphanage into a psychiatric institute in order to obtain additional subsidies. To demonstrate the need for this change in status, the orphans are labeled as insane by the very people who took them in to help them. While their future as orphans was already precarious, they become prisoners of an asylum system from which they have little hope of being able to free themselves even as they grow older.

  1. Johanne Prégent

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Lawrence Arcouette as

    Lawrence Arcouette

    2 Episodes

  2. Sophie Léger as Sœur Jeanne

    Sophie Léger

    Sœur Jeanne

    2 Episodes

  3. Jessica Barker as Murielle

    Jessica Barker

    Murielle

    2 Episodes

  4. Vincent Bilodeau as Banville

    Vincent Bilodeau

    Banville

    2 Episodes

  5. Normand D'Amour as Lazure

    Normand D'Amour

    Lazure

    2 Episodes

  6. Jacques-Henri Gagnon as Duplessis

    Jacques-Henri Gagnon

    Duplessis

    2 Episodes

  7. Margot Campbell as Sœur Madeleine

    Margot Campbell

    Sœur Madeleine

    2 Episodes

  8. Marie-France Marcotte as Dame Mouchoir

    Marie-France Marcotte

    Dame Mouchoir

    2 Episodes

  9. Jacques Allard as Mari de la Dame Mouchoir

    Jacques Allard

    Mari de la Dame Mouchoir

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1997 • 2 Episodes

Season 1 of The Duplessis Orphans premiered on March 16, 1997.

Episode 2

(1x2, March 23, 1997) Season Finale

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The Duplessis Orphans

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Original Name Les orphelins de Duplessis

Status Ended

Network

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Type Scripted

Original Language French

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