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Picture Claire (2001)

A woman gets in way over her head when she's in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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In Montreal, Claire Beaucage loses her belongings when her apartment burns on fire. She decides to travel to Toronto to move to her boyfriend's place, the photographer Billy Stuart. Speaking only French, she is mistakenly taken as Lily Warden, a woman that killed a smuggler in a coffee shop. The police chase Claire, who does not understand what is happening, while two sadistic criminals chases Lily, who is the second floor neighbor of Billy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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The majority of the film was shot in Kensington Market on the west side of Toronto's downtown. The filming location for the donut shot where Eddie (Mickey Rourke's character) was killed and the location used as Billy's (Kelly Harms' character) apartment are both on Kensington Avenue directly across the street from each other. Other locations used are College Street and Union Station (the locker scene). See more »

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Juliette Lewis as a Canuck?
12 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Picture Claire is an amazing movie by an amazing director, Bruce McDonald. The writer is Semi Chellas, and the main actor is Juliette Lewis, as Claire, a French Canadian woman who has come to Toronto to look for her lover, a photographer named Billy Stuart. Juliette's performance is believable, and she speaks French and a little broken English throughout the entire movie.

She arrives in Toronto and gets into a wrong place, wrong time scenario, getting tangled into a crime she didn't commit. She also is shocked about her lover. Mickey Rourke and Gina Gershon play two sleazy underworld types, and Callum Keith Rennie is at his best here as a venomous low level mobster and womanizer.

The film may have a recycled plot, but it works here because of the strong performances from both the leading and supporting cast, and also because of nifty film tricks and special effects...


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