Une histoire vraie is a comedy series of mockumentaries that pushes “fibbing” to unprecedented levels. Every week, a 30-minute “docufiction” is presented to viewers. This fictional tale seems more real than reality; not only does it feature established celebrities from the Quebec star system in their own role, but it also uses numerous archives and real-life events that have had a significant impact on the public. The show treads a fine line between fiction and reality, without ever slipping into the nonsensical or implausible. The show’s specialty: The use of real archives or real-life events to tell false tales.
Every week, the show features one or more artists who have agreed to play along. Obviously, each episode is scripted with the guest artist’s complicity and consent. Promotion and presentation of the show is always carried out in a sober and serious manner, just like real documentaries are. Every aspect of the production helps sustain the pretense of reality. And for good reason, all is real in Une Histoire Vraie! Or as good as…