Bach and Broccoli
Bach and Broccoli (French: Bach et Bottine) is a Canadian children's film, released in 1986. Directed by André Melançon, it is the third film in the Tales for All series of children's and family films.
|Bach and Broccoli|
|Bach et Bottine|
|Directed by||André Melançon|
|Produced by||Rock Demers|
|Written by||André Melançon|
|Music by||Pierick Houdy|
|Edited by||André Corriveau|
Les Productions La Fête Inc.
|Distributed by||Cinéma Plus|
The film stars Mahée Paiement as Fanny, a young orphan girl living with her uncle (Raymond Legault), who is named Jean-Claude in the French version and Jonathan in the English. Her uncle, an accountant and amateur classical musician, pays little attention to her as he is obsessed with practicing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach on his organ for an upcoming music competition; Fanny, meanwhile, takes advantage of his negligence to collect a menagerie of animals beginning with her pet skunk Broccoli/Bottine. The situation eventually draws the attention of the local child services, who threaten to remove Fanny from the home to place her with a new foster family.
- "Bach and Broccoli: Kids' film gives new meaning to the word 'cute'". The Globe and Mail, March 6, 1987.
- "Demers' reputation remains intact with Bach and Broccoli". Montreal Gazette, March 7, 1987.
- "Bach And Broccoli beats the odds to spin a charming yarn for kids". Toronto Star, March 6, 1987.
- "Decline rises to top Genie nominations". Toronto Star, February 5, 1987.