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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Joyce
Tom McCamus ...
George Barber
Sean McCann ...
Inspector Berkley
Gabriel Gascon ...
Kleber / Doctor
Rick Miller ...
Williams
Griffith Brewer ...
Caretaker
Daniel Brooks ...
Bob
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Police Officer
Mariah Inger ...
Johnson
Laurent Imbault ...
Darkroom Technician
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ...
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Eric Hoziel ...
Axxon Security
Simon Lee ...
No-Nose Man
Clément Cormier ...
Housekeeper
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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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The first English-language movie for Quebec director Robert Lepage. See more »

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At the beginning, when the police are examining George's brainless body, it can be seen to be breathing. See more »

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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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Stimulates on many levels
4 January 2009 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This is a beautiful film with a plot that keeps you thinking and guessing. It handles very big issues concerning the human soul, existence and the mind.

The movie is filmed very nicely. The cinematography is great, like every single scene has been thoroughly thought through. The movie it self has an easy going nature. You simply enjoy watching it as you at the same time wonder about the big questions rising in your mind.

The actors are wonderful and captivating. Especially Tilda Swinton dominates the screen with bright red hair and piercingly black eyes. Tom McCamus is very good too. When you add a phenomenal soundtrack to the equation you get a ravishing experience all together.

Here is a film that will give food for thought and will also do it gently, at the same time caressing your eyes and ears with beautiful cinema and music.


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