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Chaos and Desire (2002)

La turbulence des fluides (original title)
A seismologist investigates the mysterious cessation of the tides near her Quebec home town.

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Catherine Rolland
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Colette Lasalle
Norman Helms ...
Michel
Vincent Bilodeau ...
Simon Deslandes
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Jean-Pierre Ronfard ...
Hanspeter
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Hijikata
Peter Kosaka ...
Mori
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Yoko
Luc Proulx ...
Réal
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Camille
Denise Dubois ...
Madame Guillet
Suzanne Garceau ...
Soeur Berthe
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Storyline

Seismologist Alice Bradley is despatched to her home town of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, to investigate why the tides have stopped flowing there. She is reunited with an old college friend, reporter Catherine Rolland, and meets roguish pilot Marc Vandal. It soon becomes apparent that the problems with the tide coincided with a variety of odd behaviour amongst the Baie-Comeau residents, and Alice gradually realises that the solution to the mystery may be stranger than she ever anticipated. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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11 December 2002 (France)  »

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€7,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Helicopter rotor visible in the top left corner of the screen in one shot of Marc's plane flying over the forest, towards the beginning of the movie. See more »

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Deer Stop
Written by Goldfrapp
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I love this movie.
3 February 2003 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

A beautiful, thought-provoking and sexy film about what happens when a seismologist returns to her home town to investigate the mysterious cessation of the tide.

This movie surprised and intrigued me. I never knew where it was going, but I was satisfied by where it took me. The opening sequence alone (set in Tokyo) was worth the price of admission. Funny and tragic at the same moment.

I can see why Pascal Bussiere is a star in Quebec. She brings us into her story even as her character holds the world at arm's length. When she began to feel the effects of the tidal disturbance, I felt them too.

I found director Manon Briand articulate and charming when she came to the Vancouver International Film Festival, but by then I had already seen and fallen in love with her movie.

This one is definitely worth watching.


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