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Director:
Writers:
Guy Maddin (screenplay)
George Toles (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 December 1994 (Australia) See more »
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In the Alpine village of Tolzbad in the 1800s, the townsfolk talk quietly and restrain their movements lest they incur avalanches... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A wonderful and completely original surrealist film See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kyle McCulloch ... Grigorss
Gosia Dobrowolska ... Zenaida
Sarah Neville ... Klara

Brent Neale ... Johann
Paul Cox ... Count Knotkers
Victor Cowie ... Herr Trotta
Michael O'Sullivan ... Blind Ghost
Vince Rimmer ... Franz

Katya Gardner ... Sigleinde

Jackie Burroughs ... Frau Teacher
Ross McMillan ... Chief Steward
Leith Clark ... Butler Blore
Glen Hubich ... Butler Schrammel
Brendan Carruthers ... Mortician
George Toles ... Countess Knotkers
Greg Klymkiw ... Shower Meister
Kelli Shinfield ... Gerda the Mountain Girl
Andrea Von Wichert ... Townsperson (as Andrea Wichert)
Carol McQuarrie ... Townsperson
Barbara Green ... Townsperson
Kathryn Martin ... Townsperson
Lisa Skrypichako ... Townsperson
Soffia Cooney ... Townsperson
Dora Sigurdson ... Townsperson
Hrund ... Townsperson
Daisy ... Townsperson
Tina Douvris ... Townsperson
Arlea Ashcroft ... Townsperson
J.J. Harris ... Townsperson (as Jennifer Harris)

Rebecca Gibson ... Townsperson
Julia Brown ... Townsperson
Stacy Shore ... Townsperson
Jilian Maddin ... Townsperson (as Jillian Maddin)
Alana Van Buren ... Townsperson
Amanda Bourdon ... Townsperson
Alexandra Rachey ... Townsperson
Tanya Brown ... Townsperson
Jessica Brown ... Townsperson (as Jessica Brown)
Avril Maister ... Townsperson
Tracy Gemmell ... Townsperson
Ron Eyolfson ... Townsperson
Roy Norton ... Townsperson
Graham Bicq ... Townsperson
Randy Kray ... Townsperson
Sean Hanson ... Townsperson
Robert Lunn ... Townsperson
Peter Lunn ... Townsperson
Don Hewak ... Townsperson
Stu Lavitt ... Townsperson
Jim Keller ... Townsperson
Matt Holm ... Butler Student
Conrad Percheson ... Butler Student
Hans Ter Horst ... Butler Student
Kurt Moritz ... Butler Student
Jeff Solylo ... Butler Student
Ian Handford ... Butler Student

Caelum Vatnsdal ... Butler Student
Mark Yuill ... Butler Student

Jonas Chernick ... Butler Student
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Directed by
Guy Maddin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Guy Maddin  screenplay
George Toles  screenplay
George Toles  story

Produced by
Andre Bennett .... executive producer
Greg Klymkiw .... producer
Tracy Traeger .... producer
 
Original Music by
John McCulloch 
 
Cinematography by
Guy Maddin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Guy Maddin 
 
Casting by
Greg Klymkiw 
 
Production Design by
Guy Maddin 
 
Art Direction by
Jeff Solylo 
 
Costume Design by
Donna Szöke 
 
Makeup Department
Pamela M. Athayde .... makeup designer/artist (as Pamela Athayde)
Kim Forrest .... makeup dailies
Karri Moffat .... makeup dailies
Donna Szöke .... makeup designer/artist
Bill Sciak .... barber (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tracy Traeger .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elizabeth Jarvis .... first assistant director (as Liz Jarvis)
Richard O'Brien-Moran .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Larry Clark .... carpenter
Ron Gorsline .... painter
Ian Handford .... property master
Karen Harvich .... construction dailies
Matt Holm .... art department dailies
Ray Impey .... construction dailies
Randy Kray .... carpenter
Campbell Martin .... construction dailies
Joachim Martin .... construction dailies (as Jock Martin)
Darren Mills .... construction dailies
Neil Minuk .... property buyer and maker
Karri Moffat .... painter
Conrad Percheson .... property buyer and maker
Marlowe Phillips .... construction dailies
Michael Powell .... property buyer and maker
Dean Smallwood .... construction coordinator
Dean Smallwood .... set designer
Sherry Starkell .... property buyer and maker (as Sherri Starkell)
Mary Sylwester .... art department dailies (as Mary Sylvester)
Hans Ter Horst .... first assistant art director
Gerrie Van Heck .... property buyer and maker
Larry Van Went .... painter
Caelum Vatnsdal .... property buyer and maker
Craig Walls .... construction coordinator
Craig Walls .... set designer
Keith Walls .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Russ Dyck .... adr editor
Russ Dyck .... adr recordist
Russ Dyck .... sound
Linda Madden .... assistant adr editor
Guy Maddin .... sound editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Don Melnyk .... adr recordist
Daniel Pellerin .... sound engineer
Gerrie Van Heck .... assistant sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Bewcyk .... gaffer
Michael Drabot .... electrician: dailies
Steve Madden .... grip
Michael Marshall .... camera operator (as Mike Marshall)
Pierre Naday .... electrician: dailies
Deanne Rohde .... best girl
Brian Sanders .... first assistant camera (as Bryan Sanders)
Jeff Solylo .... still photographer
Caelum Vatnsdal .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Shelagh Carter .... casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carolyn Bradshaw .... seamstress
Carolyn Bradshaw .... wardrobe mistress
Marion Degraves .... wardrobe dailies
Deanna Desrosiers .... wardrobe dailies
Leona Harvich .... seamstress
Angela Heck .... seamstress
Sandra Seaman .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Lorne Bailey .... daily rushes
Ian Handford .... second assistant editor
Lorri Millan .... third assistant editor
Hans Ter Horst .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Alex Dobrowolski .... legal services
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Gloria Gibb .... production accountant
Stewart Hayek .... animal wrangler
Sasha Iwanick .... production coordinator
Greg Klymkiw .... unit publicist
Brad Linden .... caterer
Susan Lisoway .... animal wrangler
Geoff Pevere .... script editor
Kelli Shinfield .... assistant: Mr. Maddin
Kelli Shinfield .... production assistant
Stephen Snyder .... assistant: Mr. Klymkiw (as Steve Snyder)
Stephen Snyder .... diary (as Steve Snyder)
Mary Sylwester .... production assistant (as Mary Sylvester)
Hans Ter Horst .... continuity
Gerrie Van Heck .... assistant: Ms. Traeger
 
Thanks
Alexander Bohr .... special thanks
Dennis Jakob .... dedicatee
 

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100 min
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Johann:Suppose that the sounds of angels singing hymns to our virginal love was in reality a choir from the deepest pit of hell.See more »
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References A Trip to the Moon (1902)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful and completely original surrealist film, 27 June 2008
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

"Careful" is to Guy Maddin what "Eraserhead" was to David Lynch. Its his most pure and psychologically fascinating film, and while it isn't accessible to most, its also possibly his finest achievement. Guy Maddin creates surrealist films made in the style of classic films. This in particular resembles a Technicolor (and occasionally tinted) version of a German expressionist film with sound. Still, the highly sexual subject matter sets it far apart from any film of that era. Also, Maddin has a very droll sense of humor that borders on camp but never feels gimmicky. His dialog which mocks clichés will have the viewer in stitches if they appreciate the bizarre. "Careful" is the ultimate film of one of today's most visionary and unique filmmakers.

"Careful" is a surreal masterpiece for several reasons. The film maintains a consistent hallucinogenic appearance. It resembles early cinema as noted above, but absolutely nothing else made nowadays. Maddin obsessively recreates the look and feel of those films at times and admirably so. He also seems to be able to recapture the distorted and confused mindset of the Expressionist era, except with a post-modern sense. I mean, there's no silent film I can think of where one of the protagonists takes cuts off his fingers in a gory fashion on camera. "Careful" is Maddin's best work and an absolute must for those with a taste for the bizarre and original. (9/10)

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