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The Bay of Love and Sorrows (2002)

Tragedy strikes the young people of a rural New Brunswick community when they become involved with a scheming and violent ex-con.

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Everette Hatch
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Michael Skid
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Madonna Eveline Brassaurd
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Robert Allan 'Silver' Brassaurd
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Carrie Matchett
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Tom Donnerel
Torquil Campbell ...
Vincent Donnerel
Rhonda McLean ...
Dora Matchett
Marshall Button ...
Emmett Matchett
Jenn McCaw ...
Gail Hatch
Joel Richard ...
Brian Hatch
Mathieu Richard ...
Brian Hatch
Darrell Mesheau ...
Constable Delano
Odette Larocque ...
Constable Odette
Stephen Morgan ...
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The Bay of Love and Sorrows is a haunting modern tragedy set on the rural shores of New Brunswick's Bay of Miramichi. In late summer 1973, Michael Skid, the son of a well-to-do judge, returns home and rents a dilapidated farm. He begins to spread the gospel of communal ideals, which he has absorbed during his travels in India. His new worldliness and ideas go over well with impoverished siblings Madonna and Silver Brassaurd and the hopelessly naïve Carrie. They go over less well with Tom Donnerel, a young farmer and Carrie's fiancé. Wounded by Tom's derision, Michael befriends ex-convict Everette Hatch, who, recognizing opportunity, exploits Michael's ideas to his advantage. Believing himself capable of understanding people from the other side of the track, Michael fails to recognize that the ex-con is manipulating him and so sets off a catastrophic chain of events in the community. Written by Anonymous

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27 August 2002 (Canada)  »

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La baie de l'amour et des regrets  »

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Madonna Eveline Brassaurd: Everette is going to destroy you. Just don't let him. Destroy yourself first... and become someone better.
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The Comes a Day
Written by Mark Gane, Martha Johnson
Performed by Martha and The Muffins
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A captivating version of an unpleasant story.
26 January 2003 | by (Dublin ,Ireland) – See all my reviews



Tim Southam has managed to do something remarkable : make something captivating and watchable out of a very unpleasant book. Having read Richard`s book I was really expecting a very messy movie experience. Indeed I was only really interested in seeing the movie because I had once briefly met one of the actors in it - Elaine Cassidy - and have watched out for anything she has been in.

A lot of the grittier elements of the book have been left out - the mother isn`t a tramp , the landscape isn`t litter strewn , a semi-rape scene etc. - and the film is all the more powerfull for that. In concentrating on the bare bones of the narrative the story`s message comes across very effectively. Indeed a sort of fairy tale element is obvious . This is all helped by stunning photography .

In short this is a movie well worth seeing - preferably on a big screen . By the way , Elaine is as marvellous as ever.




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