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Julia
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Lauren
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Gemma
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Lucia
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Roberto
Alan Fawcett ...
Bill (as Allan Fawcett)
Dorothée Berryman ...
Bag Lady
Steve Bratzlaff ...
Filippo
John Glasspoole ...
Adam
Linda Smith ...
Kelly (as Linda T. Smith)
Yahsmin Daviault ...
Bree
Anne Dryburgh ...
Wig (as Anne Dryburg)
Genevieve DuPaul ...
Dancer Student #4
Julien Irwin Dupuy ...
Young Boy
Gillian Ferrabee ...
Luella (as Gillian Ferra Bee)
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In an ethereal, high-ceilinged room, women stand, waiting. Perhaps it's Purgatory and they're dead. In the room, two young women, one an actress and the other a psychologist, watch the last few days of their lives on a TV screen. Both are having affairs with married men, each has a long encounter with her lover's wife, and both these scenes take place in a ladies' room, one backstage at a play that's about to preview, the other at an opera house during the first act. The relationships between each pair of younger and older women take surprising turns, and in the room with the TV, a sylph asks probing and challenging questions of the two young women as they watch. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Fiction feature directorial debut for Italian editor Gabriella Cristiani. See more »

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Roberto: I have to see my Japanese clients.
Lauren: They don't look Japanese.
Roberto: That's what they want you to think! They've even hidden their cameras.
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Music by Vincenzo Bellini
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Witty and unusual
18 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is an off-beat yet charming feminist comedy with a deft dialogue and great photography. The cast is top-notch, in particular Lorraine Bracco and Molly Parker. However John Malkovich's unconvincing turn as Italian Lothario Roberto is both funny and embarrassing but you wonder if that was the intention in this slyly witty Italian production set in Montreal. The conceit of the ladies room is handled well and becomes the centrepoint for anxiety and female companionship. This is, in effect, a celebration of female solidarity in a very surreal, Italian way with a quirky Canadian twist. It's not for everyone's taste but it's better than most films that call themselves comedy today. Expect the unexpected.


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