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Maelstrom (2000)
"Maelström" (original title)

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After plunging her car into a river, a woman encounters a man who helps her come to terms with her life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Evian
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Claire Gunderson
Pierre Lebeau ...
The Fish (voice)
Klimbo ...
Head-Annstein Karlsen
John Dunn-Hill ...
Fishmonger
Marc Gélinas ...
Stranger in Subway
Bobby Beshro ...
Philippe Champagne
Marie-France Lambert ...
Marie-Jeanne Sirois
Virginie Dubois ...
Sara
Daniel Turcot ...
Luis Oliva ...
Fishmonger's employee
Darrell Lloyd Tucler ...
Fishmonger's employee
Léo Arguello ...
Fishmonger's employee
Martin Boucher ...
Driver
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Storyline

On the surface, twenty-five year old Bibiane Champagne has the perfect life. She is the daughter of the famed Flo Fabert. She co-owns a chain of boutiques in Quebec with her brother, Philippe. But Bibi's life is in shambles. She has just had an abortion. And the boutiques are failing because of her incompetence, which is the result of or has led to her substance abuse. It is also the result of the high expectations on her. Bibi's story is told by a fish awaiting decapitation on a butcher's block, the fish as narrator largely because of the singular and accidental encounter she has with fifty-three year old Norwegian fishmonger, Annstein Karlsen. That encounter leads to a further failed decision by Bibi and a meeting with Annstein's son, Evian Karlsen, who does not know the full extent of Bibi and his father's relationship. Bibi's time with Evian may provide some salvation to her crumbling life. Written by Huggo

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language and an abortion scene | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 September 2000 (Canada)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$25,250 (USA) (15 September 2000)

Gross:

$33,410 (USA) (3 May 2002)
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strange
16 November 2000 | by (ottawa, ontario) – See all my reviews

This is not a movie for the squeamish or for folks who need to understand everything...and frankly, I didn't see the point to one part of it...what the heck was that fish all about? The movie would have been better with no narration, let alone narration from something horrible and divorced from reality.

But there are a lot of great moments. Don't take your date to this one, kids, but if you're in the mood for a look at some somber drama, consider this show. It's different. 6/10.


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