Cast & Crew
Claude, a young Québecois intellectual, meets Johanne, a Negro model, at a Bohemian party in Montreal. Although married, she is evidently separated from her husband, and she and Claude have an affair. Eventually, however, Claude tires of Johanne. She discovers that she is pregnant, and Claude briefly considers then rejects marriage, refusing to accept limitations upon his freedom. Johanne loses the child [according to a Canadian source he sends her money for an abortion], and Claude, dismissing the affair as a mere interlude, returns to his former existence, dedicated to the creation of laughter, totally free.
Eric De Bayser
Filmed in 16mm on location in Montreal. Released in Canada in May 1964 as À tout prendre; running time: 90 min. The film is dedicated to Norman McLaren and Jean Rouch. Sources indicate that much or all of the dialogue was improvised during shooting. A Canadian source credits the lead actress as Johanne Harelle.