6.8/10
2,820
38 user 37 critic

The Five Senses (1999)

Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman, while her daughter accidentally loses the woman's ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

On Disc

at Amazon

4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

After the Harvest (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An ill-tempered Canadian farmer Caleb Gare, who tyrannically treats his family like slaves, forcing them to work sunup to sundown and live in dire poverty so he can selfishly fulfill his ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Stars: Sam Shepard, Nadia Litz, Alberta Watson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.

Director: Jacob Kornbluth
Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Silverman, David Warshofsky
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a québécois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. The inmates force the prelate to watch a play depicting what ... See full summary »

Director: John Greyson
Stars: Ian D. Clark, Marcel Sabourin, Aubert Pallascio
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Stars: Robbie Kay, Monika Schurmann, Nina Dobrev
Restoration (1995)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The exiled royal physician to King Charles II devotes himself to helping Londoners suffering from the plague, and in the process falls in love with an equally poor woman.

Director: Michael Hoffman
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, David Thewlis
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But one day Madame Renée (an old lady of the neighborhood) can not find the cat. Chloe ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Stars: Garance Clavel, Zinedine Soualem, Renée Le Calm
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young married woman (Parker) sells her body, not just for money, to guests at the motel where she works as a receptionist.

Director: Lynne Stopkewich
Stars: Molly Parker, Callum Keith Rennie, Katie Keating
Drama | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A woman undergoes hypnosis to determine who murdered her husband, a crime for which she is the chief suspect.

Director: Andrew Morahan
Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Mary-Louise Parker, Jimmy Smits
Eclipse (1994)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A round of unerotic sexual couplings in Toronto, interspersed with interviews about an impending total eclipse.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Stars: Von Flores, John Gilbert, Pascale Montpetit
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Director: David Lean
Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft
Pipe Dream (2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A lonely plumber poses as a director to meet women, and the writer whose script he's stolen builds on his ruse to get her movie made.

Director: John Walsh
Stars: Martin Donovan, Anthony Arkin, Marla Sucharetza
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Anna Miller
...
Ruth Seraph
Elize Frances Stolk ...
Amy Lee Miller
...
Rachel Seraph
...
...
Robert
Philippe Volter ...
Dr. Richard Jacob
Clinton Walker ...
Carl
Astrid Van Wieren ...
Richard's Patient
...
Rupert
Paul Bettis ...
Richard's Doctor
...
Justin
...
Airport Clerk
Sandi Stahlbrand ...
TV Reporter #1
Amanda Soha ...
Sylvie
Edit

Storyline

Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman, while her daughter accidentally loses the woman's pre-school daughter in the park. The older daughter meets a voyeur (vision), a professional house-cleaner has an acute sense of smell, a cake maker has lost her sense of taste, and an older man is losing his hearing. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses. -- Oscar Wilde

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

3 December 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Cinco sentidos  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$26,653 (USA) (14 July 2000)

Gross:

$497,091 (USA) (18 August 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Robert: You look good.
Rona: Of course I look good; all I do is fuck and eat.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Past Perfect (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

COME TO MY WINDOW
Written by John Dowland
Performed by Daniel Taylor
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Love lost and found
10 August 2000 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

"The Sixth Sense" bedazzled us last year with its supernatural trickery. This year, "The Five Senses" deserves equal success by being merely natural -being able to tell a human story intelligently. The film is a collection of love vignettes with each character cleverly highlighting one of the human senses. Writer and director Jeremy Podeswa has intertwined a human drama of finding a missing little girl with each player contributing an intriguing and equal share of the story, crisscrossing each other's lives in near perfect structure and execution. "The Five Senses" is what "Timecode" wishes it could have become. Mary Louise Parker heads a powerful cast, each member with an absorbing tangent that you merrily want to follow: Robert (Daniel MacIvor) the gay house cleaner who pursues true love by trying to find that distinct scent, Rona (Parker) the hopelessly unlucky lover who only sees what she wants to see in a relationship, Roberto (Mario Leonardi) her amorous counterpart too wrapped up in Italian cuisine to understand American courtship, Richard (Philippe Volter) the French doctor so consumed with his ominous deafness until he is rescued by an unexpected consort, Ruth (Gabrielle Rose) the massage therapist who tries to consummate her love for her deceased husband every time she touches a client, and finally Rachel (Nadia Litz), a composite of all the senses, a young woman blinded by guilt both past and present and yet using her senses to strive for forgiveness. "The Five Senses" is intelligent enough to show us how each individual uses their senses to try to escape their human quandary - some succeed and some don't.


18 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?