According to Gaétan Delisle, his wife, Huguette, has everything she needs to be satisfied: a bungalow equipped with all modern conveniences, a child she loves, friends with a swimming pool and a husband. have a good life. But the poor man was wrong: in the early summer of 1974, Huguette and Gaétan were on the verge of separation. They will come back … thanks for the crime.
Huguette and Gaétan Delisle (Marilyn Castonguay and François Létourneau) have been in a relationship for ten years. They live in the suburb of Quebec, in Sainte-Foy, where nothing happens. This little orderly life is very pleasing to Gaétan, political adviser in the office of the Prime Minister, Robert Bourassa. Gaétan was proud of his position and felt very important. In fact, none of his work really knew who he was: he was just a pawn in the political arena.
Huguette stayed at home. By marrying, like many women of her generation, she abandoned the idea of a career to dedicate herself to her husband and children. She and Gaétan have a son, Martin, and she is pregnant with their second child. Her house is clean, meals are always ready on time, and Huguette is known to be one of the best -selling – at home – beauty products in the region. In appearance, she represents the perfect housewife, happy and satisfied, but behind her smile hides a whole different story.
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Huguette and Gaétan’s lives were turned upside down the day they took their son to summer camp. He will spend three weeks there with the children of the Paquette couple, good friends of the Delisle family. When he got back in the car, Huguette felt a huge emptiness. How could she and her husband spend three weeks without Martin, which was probably their only reason to be together?
For his part, Gaétan believes that Huguette is very satisfied with his life, and that his favorite pastime is vacuuming and reading magazines. woman at home, to which he subscribed. Every time she receives a new copy, Huguette’s hatred for her husband grows. If he believes their life as a couple is perfect, his wife has the impression that it is a failure across the line. He was tired, and what made him happy in his dreams was to kill Gaétan, which he would never admit to anyone.
As for her husband, she also has her little secrets: she has a relationship with Micheline Paquette (Karine Gonthier-Hyndman), Serge’s wife (Patrice Robitaille), his best friend. Gaétan and Huguette are both skilled in the art of lying.
In the summer of 1974, Huguette, Gaétan and the Paquettes accidentally became the biggest criminals in Sainte-Foy. Huguette, whose great strength seemed absent, took over the head of their family. The band is fearless and faces tough guys like Le Caïd (René Richard Cyr) or rival gangs.
As her couple is about to break up, Huguette feels like a new woman every time she uses her husband’s rifle or commits a new crime. The one that is said to have a “tiger eye” has been changed. The perfect and unhappy housewife will gain confidence and smile again.
Gaétan was happy to see his wife thrive. Even if they still had some saliva, Huguette became more attractive to her eyes. As a member of the criminal group, the political adviser also changed. He dared to do things he had never done before and became a close advisor to Robert Bourassa. Huguette’s husband, whom she saw as insignificant and unassuming, was suddenly an influential and ambitious man. Couples know that their adventure in the criminal world won’t last forever, but they love the individuals they become and can’t deny that crime saves their marriage!