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Mouvements du désir (1994)

During the long train ride from Montreal to Vancouver, a man and woman find themselves increasingly attracted to each other.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-François Pichette ...
Jolianne L'Allier-Matteau ...
William Jacques ...
Mathew Mackay ...
Femme aveugle
Mimi D'Estée ...
Vieille dame
Lucien Deslongchamps ...
Vieil homme
Marc Gélinas ...
Gros homme
Homme au téléphone
Nadia Paradis ...
Jeune mariée
Yvon Roy ...
Jeune marié
Michael Rudder ...
Serveur restaurant
Rashell Casimir ...
Fille sexy
Noémie Yelle ...


After a breakup with her lover, Catherine decides to leave Montreal. With her young daughter, she takes the train to Vancouver. The long journey gives her time to think things over... and to form a relationship on the rebound. Vincent is also going to Vancouver, planning to meet his girlfriend there, but he and Catherine find themselves increasingly attracted to each other. (And meanwhile, someone on board is stealing things and leaving them with other people's things.) Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

9 April 1997 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Desire in Motion  »

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$104,288 (USA)

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Un ange passe
Written by Osvaldo Porrini Montes
Lyrics by Francine Ruel
Performed by Elise Guilbault
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A Believable Falling in Love- Step by Step
2 December 2011 | by (boston mass. usa) – See all my reviews

It is not easy to find this film, so if you have a chance to see it, you are a very lucky person.

I think I saw it at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and, while it was almost 20 years ago, I have never forgotten it.It is simply a kind of hour by hour look at two people who meet on a train and, over a week or so on the train, fall in love. It is just completely authentic,unassuming,and very affecting.

I don't know why this film and director Poole went so little noticed and unrewarded; of the thousands of films i have seen, this one stays in my conscience.

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