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Director:
Writers:
William Trevor (novel)
Atom Egoyan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 November 1999 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A lonely middle-aged catering manager spends all of his time studying tapes of an eccentric TV chef... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Starts out slow but works to powerful conclusion See more (82 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Atom Egoyan 
 
Writing credits
William Trevor (novel)

Atom Egoyan (screenplay)

Produced by
Bruce Davey .... producer
Karen Glasser .... associate producer
Ralph Kamp .... executive producer
Robert Lantos .... co-producer
Paul Tucker .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Sarossy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Susan Shipton 
 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
 
Production Design by
Jim Clay 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Seagers 
 
Costume Design by
Sandy Powell 
 
Makeup Department
Miri Ben-Schlomo .... hair assistant (as Miri Ben-Shlomo)
Miri Ben-Schlomo .... makeup assistant (as Miri Ben-Shlomo)
Stevie Hall .... hair designer
Morag Ross .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Ted Morley .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Baker .... second assistant director
Danny McGrath .... third assistant director (as Dan McGrath)
David J. Webb .... first assistant director (as David Webb)
 
Art Department
Malcolm Bensted .... storeman
John Bohan .... construction coordinator
Peter Dorme .... draughtsman
Gill Ducker .... production buyer
Paul Duff .... stand-by carpenter
Heidi Gibb .... art department assistant
Jo Graysmark .... location art director
Bill Hargreaves .... chargehand stand-by props
David Mears .... stand-by painter
Brian Mitchell .... stand-by stagehand
Steve Payne .... dressing props
Graeme Purdy .... property master
Pippa Rawlinson .... art department stand-by
Bob Sherwood .... stand-by props
Jan Spoczynski .... draughtsman
Robin Heinson .... chargehand painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Colin Baxter .... associate sound effects editor
Eric A. Christoffersen .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Ed Colyer .... adr mixer
Sue Conley .... dialogue editor
Keith Elliott .... foley recordist
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
James Harris .... sound assistant
Peter Kelly .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Timothy Mehlenbacher .... assistant sound editor
Steve Munro .... sound designer (as Steven Munro)
Daniel Pellerin .... sound re-recording mixer
John Pitt .... sound maintenance engineer
Steve Pollet .... assistant sound editor
Tim Roberts .... adr editor
Brian Simmons .... production sound mixer
David Drainie Taylor .... dialogue editor
John F. Thompson .... foley assistant
Rebecca Wright .... foley assistant
Sharon Zupancic .... foley assistant
 
Stunts
Colin Skeaping .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sophie Baker .... still photographer
Ian Buckley .... grip
Chris Dale .... camera trainee
Shaun Evans .... clapper loader
Warren Ewen .... electrician
Chuck Finch .... gaffer (as Robert 'Chuck' Finch)
Stephen Finch .... electrician (as Steve Finch)
Graham Hall .... focus puller
Nigel Kirton .... Steadicam operator
Brad Larner .... Steadicam assistant
Simon Lucas .... electrician
Billy Merrell .... best boy
David Weller .... stand-by rigger (as Dave Weller)
George Worley .... generator operator
 
Casting Department
Alison Crosbie .... casting assistant
Pippa Hall .... casting: youth
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debbie Scott .... assistant to costume designer
Sunita Singh .... wardrobe assistant
Clare Spragge .... wardrobe supervisor
Clare Spragge .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Michele Francis .... second assistant editor
Chris Hinton .... color timer
Lorraine Samuel .... second assistant editor
Mark Sanger .... second assistant editor
Mark Stokes .... second assistant editor
Tai Zimmer .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Daniel Blackman .... musician: viola
Frederick Chiverton .... music consultant
Jimmy Duncan .... composer: song "My Special Angel"
Bridget Hunt .... musician: violin
Ron Korb .... musician: flute
Andrew Lockington .... assistant to composer
Clare Scholtz .... musician: oboe
Ron Searles .... music engineer
Ameene Shishakly .... musician: clarinet
Stephen Stepanic .... assistant music engineer
Angelique Toews .... musician: violin
Kirk Worthington .... musician: cello
 
Transportation Department
Tim de Malmanche .... unit driver
Peter Devlin .... unit driver
Willie Fonfe .... transportation coordinator
Keith Horsley .... unit driver
Ian Clarke .... vehicle technician (uncredited)
Sean Thornton .... picture vehicle technician (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alison Bage .... unit nurse
Naoise Barry .... co-location manager: Ireland
Debbie Brodie .... home economist
Neil Chaplin .... production accountant
Marilyn Clarke .... production coordinator
Andrew Cooke .... co-location manager: Birmingham
Ira Curtis-Coleman .... specialist video (as Ira Curtis Coleman)
Nick Daubeny .... location manager
Penny Dyer .... dialogue coach
Sammy Fonfe .... utility stand-in
Anya Gripari .... floor runner
Cheryl Leigh .... script supervisor
Alison Odell .... assistant to director
Alison Odell .... assistant to producer
Sammy Pasha .... assistant: Bob Hoskins (as Sammy Pascha)
Michaela Piper .... publicist
Louisa Rawlins .... production office assistant
Lyndy Rist .... assistant accountant
Valerie Rosewell .... assistant accountant
Mark Somner .... co-location manager: London
Sophie Tucker .... floor assistant
Simone Urdl .... assistant: Mr. Egoyan
Sarah Walden .... contact: London
Bonnie F. Watkins .... assistant: Mr. Davey
Johanna Weinstein .... title designer
Janet Willis .... tutor
Andrew Rosen .... production assistant: Alliance Atlantis (uncredited)
Simon St. Laurent .... opticals: Film Opticals (uncredited)
 
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and related disturbing images
Runtime:
116 min
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Quotes:
Joseph Ambrose Hilditch:No one's blaming you, dear. Things - happen. Things take a turn. We live in a miracle. That's the promise. That's the future. The pain will wash away. The healing will commence.See more »
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References Beauty and the Beast (1946)See more »
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My Special AngelSee more »

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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Starts out slow but works to powerful conclusion, 10 February 2000
Author: Sean Gallagher (seankgallagher@yahoo.com) from Brooklyn, NY

In an interview he did with Maclean's last year(the Sept. 12 issue, I think, though I'm not exactly sure), writer-director Atom Egoyan talked about an incident in his life which partly explains why his last three films - EXOTICA, THE SWEET HEREAFTER, and now FELICIA'S JOURNEY - have been about very twisted, almost predatory, relationships. It seems when he was a teen, he fell in love with a girl who, as it turns out, was being molested by her father, and naturally, that caused all sorts of difficulties. Unconsciously maybe, in order to understand how anybody could do such a thing, maybe Egoyan has tried since to use film to do that(although I won't state that as a fact; I'm no psychologist).

What is clear in FELICIA'S JOURNEY is that, for the first part of the movie anyway, Egoyan is clearly more interested in telling the story of Hilditch, the caterer who is more disturbed than meets the eye, than in Felicia, the young woman he befriends. If this were just a movie about Hilditch, maybe that would suffice. But in the novel by William Trevor this is based on, even though Felicia's story is a familiar one(young, somewhat naive girl falls in love with boy her family doesn't approve of, he leaves, she gets pregnant, and tries to find him), her story is of equal importance to the story of Hilditch, and Trevor is interested equally in both of them. The problem is Egoyan seems disconnected to Felicia's story, even though Elaine Cassidy is quite good in the role, so not only does the story go slack there, we start to question, as you didn't in reading the novel, how she could be so naive.

Eventually, though, when Felicia ends up staying with Hilditch and gradually learns about him, the terror of the story, and the fact that, thanks to Egoyan, we're seeing her primarily through Hilditch, makes us care. And, as I said, Cassidy is quite good.

Of course, the movie belongs to Bob Hoskins as Hilditch. Hoskins doesn't make the mistake of coming across as a sneering psychopath. Instead, he trusts us to make our associations from past roles of his(THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY, MONA LISA) to realize there's something bubbling under this mama's boy, and concentrates on playing Hilditch on someone who genuinely believes he's doing good deeds here, and just want to help. It also helps that Arsinee Khanjian, as Egoyan's wife, is quite good, and funny, as the domineering mother; you may never watch cooking shows the same way again.

Egoyan also doesn't make a conventional Hollywood thriller as the movie draws to its conclusion. What he substitutes is something which, admittedly, played out better in the novel because Trevor was able to stretch it out more, but it still chills you to the bone. One may wonder why Egoyan took to a genre piece right after THE SWEET HEREAFTER, but he reworks it into a movie which does resonate.

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