In this charming tale tinged with nostalgia, Frédéric Back takes us back to rich traditions swept aside by the relentless forces of progress and urbanization. Crac! is the sound of a falling tree, chopped down to make the chair. It's the sound of the chair as it rocks. It's also the sound of the rift in our lives when change happens too quickly. Crac! is Frédéric Back's tribute to Quebec, his adoptive home, and to the culture of his wife and children. The film took the world by storm, earning for its creator and Radio-Canada their first Oscar in 1982.