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Marion Bridge (2002)

Unrated | | Drama | 18 April 2003 (Canada)
Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.

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Agnes
Rebecca Jenkins ...
Theresa
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Louise
Marguerite McNeil ...
Rose
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Hollis McLaren ...
Chrissy
Emmy Alcorn ...
Dory
Joseph Rutten ...
Ken
Nicola Lipman ...
Valerie
Jackie Torrens ...
Marlene
Kevin Curran ...
Sandy
Ashley MacIsaac ...
Mickey
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Sue
Linda Busby ...
Evie
Stephen Manuel ...
Tavern Bartender
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Agnes returns to her hometown in Nova Scotia to reunite with her estranged sisters and care for her dying mother. As they tend to their mother, family secrets emerge and disrupt the sisters' fragile dynamic. Written by Anonymous

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CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Agnes, Theresa and Louise are watching the movie The Five Senses (1999) on television. The particular scene of the movie shown solely features actor Daniel MacIvor. Daniel MacIvor is the screenwriter for this movie. See more »

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Features The Five Senses (1999) See more »

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Composed by Brian Douglas Cram
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Musicians: Jimmy P., Lightning, Gatsby, Miss Adventure, Don Picolo, Kram and Jessifer
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Three Sisters in Nova Scotia
29 January 2003 | by (Rotterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Marion Bridge was one of 14 films nominated for the Tiger Awards of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2003 and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see this film win. I have deep respect for the actresses who play the three sisters Agnes, Theresa and Louise, especially for Molly Parker (Agnes aka Angie). Mother is dying in the remote village in Nova Scotia where the sisters spent their youth. Agnes, who has an alcohol problem (inherited from her mother, as it seems), returns from Toronto just to find nothing has really changed. There is the usual bickering with her sisters, the woman next door is as nosy as ever and the people getting drunk in the local bar seem to have never left the building. A notion of suspense is triggered as Agnes repeatedly parks the family car in front of a souvenir shop. There she sits and watches the young girl Joanie who lives there. As the drama slowly develops questions are answered and new questions launched, even after the plot is unveiled. I won't give it away here, but I can assure it is quite shocking. The three sisters are very well cast as is their mother. The father who lives with another woman is an old sod who doesn't seem to remember (or care) what has happened in the past. Marion Bridge ends with an optimistic scene which is as moving as the film as a whole. A noteworthy achievement by young director Wiebke von Carolsfeld.


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