Montreal, October 1970. Twelve-year-old Manon’s family is on the verge of collapse; she and her little brother Mimi are about to be placed in Foster Care.
Manon is incensed. Inspired by the current political crisis, she comes up with a plan and takes an old woman hostage to demand the right to choose her own future. With the help of her two cousins Martin and Denis, they leave the city with Mimi and the old woman, determined to find refuge where they can all be happy and free.
Based on her novel Salut mon roi mongol!,Nicole Bélanger wrote the film with the collaboration of Luc Picard, who also directed the movie. The shooting, which began on November 1, 2016, took place over a 35-day period in Montreal and Monteregie. The cast of the film, produced by Luc Châtelain and Stéphanie Pages of Echo Media, is made up of well-known actors and actresses and will introduce us to some promising young actors. Maude Laurendeau, Julie Ménard, Martin Desgagné, Jean-François Boudreault, Sophie Cadieux, Emmanuel Charest and Bobby Beshro will support the newcomers. Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau will be Manon (12 years old), Anthony Bouchard her little brother Mimi (5 years old), Alexis Guay and Henri Picard will become their cousins Denis (9 years old) and Martin (15 years old).