Bach and Broccoli (French: Bach et Bottine) is a Canadian children's film, released in 1986.[1] Directed by André Melançon, it is the third film in the Tales for All series of children's and family films.[2]

Bach and Broccoli
Bach et Bottine
Directed byAndré Melançon
Produced byRock Demers
Written byAndré Melançon
Bernadette Renaud
StarringMahée Paiement
Raymond Legault
Denis Bernard
Andrée Pelletier
Music byPierick Houdy
CinematographyGuy Dufaux
Edited byAndré Corriveau
Les Productions La Fête Inc.
Distributed byCinéma Plus
Release date
Running time
96 min.

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.[3] 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.[2]

At the 8th Genie Awards in 1987, Andrée Pelletier garnered a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Bérénice.[4]


  1. ^ "Bach and Broccoli: Kids' film gives new meaning to the word 'cute'". The Globe and Mail, March 6, 1987.
  2. ^ a b "Demers' reputation remains intact with Bach and Broccoli". Montreal Gazette, March 7, 1987.
  3. ^ "Bach And Broccoli beats the odds to spin a charming yarn for kids". Toronto Star, March 6, 1987.
  4. ^ "Decline rises to top Genie nominations". Toronto Star, February 5, 1987.

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