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Picture Claire (2001)

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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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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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A Comedy of Coincidences, With Potential of Cult-Movie
12 December 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Montreal, Claire Beaucage (Juliette Lewis) 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 (Kelly Harms). Speaking only French, she is mistakenly taken as Lily Warden (Gina Gershon), 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.

"Picture Claire" is a comedy of coincidences, with potential of cult-movie. The unusual screenplay has many flaws, since is supported in many coincidences, but is also very attractive. The cinematography, showing the dreams of Claire in parallel with reality, is original and great. Juliette Lewis is very convincing as a young woman in the wrong place at the wrong time that can not understand English. The joke with doors not closed recalled the reaction of Michael Moore in Canada in his "Bowling for Columbine". The sexy Gina Gershon is also great, and I liked this movie a lot. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Identidade Trocada" ("Changed Identity")


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