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'Quebec, May 1909 - Dawn breaks in Sainte- Philomène de Fortierville. Marie-Anne Caron, wife of Telesphore Gagnon, gives birth to their second daughter. Born at dawn, the child will bear the name of ''Aurore' (Dawn). She grows up a happy child, until tuberculosis takes away her adored mother. Everything collapses in the young girl's life. Telesphore Gagon, widowed only a week, falls under the spell of his attractive cousin Marie- Anne Houde and marries her. Marie-Anne settles in the house and rules the small family with an iron fist. Slowly, her dark side takes over. The people of Sainte-Philomène de Fortierville stay silent as they slowly witness increasingly strange events in the Gagon household. The young Aurore Gagnon dies. The Coroner's inquiry will reveal she died from blood poisoning brought on by abusive treatment and numerous wounds on her small body. The famous and hugely mediatised trial of her parents follows; the story will make the entire country shudder with horror. The film shows the social reality of Quebec during the early 1900's rarely seen on the big screen. The people of Ste- Philomène who chose to abide by the rule of Omerta will finally have their true story told.'