Possible Worlds (2000)

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A man lives in parallel worlds, falling in love with the same woman, while the police hunt down a serial killer who steals brains.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom McCamus ...
George Barber
Sean McCann ...
Inspector Berkley
Gabriel Gascon ...
Kleber / Doctor
Rick Miller ...
Griffith Brewer ...
Daniel Brooks ...
First Interviewer
Police Officer
Mariah Inger ...
Laurent Imbault ...
Darkroom Technician
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ...
Second Interviewer
Eric Hoziel ...
Axxon Security
Simon Lee ...
No-Nose Man
Clément Cormier ...


George and Joyce lead parallel lives in alternate worlds. In each of those lives, George embarks on a relationship with Joyce, sometimes more successfully than others. George also becomes increasingly aware of his alternate lives, not only of Joyce in each of them, but what he carries of himself between each of those lives. In one of those lives, he is the most recent homicide victim in a rash of B&E's. In his case, he is the first victim where nothing of monetary value has been stolen, but only his brain removed from his skull and taken from the crime scene. The lead police investigators, Inspector Berkley and Detective Williams, although sometimes at odds with each other, eventually come to the conclusion that the murder has something to do with brain research, and that George may have been targeted rather than a random victim. In addition to Berkley and Williams' investigation and discovering the identity of the murderer, the alternate question becomes how this situation fits in ... Written by Huggo

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13 July 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Lehetséges világok  »

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The first English-language movie for Quebec director Robert Lepage. See more »


When George and Joyce are talking outside the beach house, the shutters on the windows are closed, but when they jump down on the grass, they are open. See more »


George Barber: Well i could hardly say I have a memory Doctor.
Kleber: Why not?
George Barber: Well it would be more accurate to say that... in the collection of people that I call me, a memory occurs
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An absorbing, thought-provoking and funny film
2 October 2000 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

Possible Worlds played yesterday at the Vancouver International Film Festival to a packed theatre. From the opening credits onward, I was completely absorbed in this film. Possible Worlds moves between being shocking, romantic, eerie, and funny. And not only is this film very entertaining, it also gets you thinking about some pretty weighty ideas - like what it means to live, and the infinite possibilities of life. If you love movies that make you think while they entertain you, go see this film!

Tom McCamus gives his best performance to date. And Tilda Swinton is perfect in the role of Joyce - her best since 'Orlando'!

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