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Director:
Writer:
Guy Maddin (writer)
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Release Date:
29 December 2004 (France) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
It's time for hockey! There's no telling what will happen when the Winnipeg Maroons' own star player... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
astonishing! give it a chance--an hour well spent See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Darcy Fehr ... Guy Maddin
Melissa Dionisio ... Meta

Amy Stewart ... Veronica
Tara Birtwhistle ... Liliom
Louis Negin ... Dr. Fusi
Mike Bell ... Mo Mott
David Stuart Evans ... Shaky
Henry Mogatas ... Chas
Victor Cowie ... Maddin Sr.
Herdis Maddin ... Grandma
Marion Martin ... Mrs. Maddin
Aurum McBride ... Baby
Bernard Lesk ... Stickboy
Erin Hershberg ... Customer / Stylist
Erika Rintoul ... Customer
Charlene Van Buekenhout ... Customer
Sherrill Hershberg ... Customer
Kathryn Stuart ... Customer
Lauren Ritz ... Customer
Rebecca Sandulak ... Customer
Kirstin Ward ... Customer
Billy Dee Knight ... Customer
Ricardo Alms ... Hockey Player
Craig Aftanas ... Hockey Player
Jim Crawford ... Hockey Player
Mike Silver ... Hockey Player
Bob Unger ... Hockey Player
Mark Yuill ... Hockey Player / Cop

Caelum Vatnsdal ... Hockey Player
Matt Holm ... Hockey Player
Meghan Greenlay ... Stylist
Erin McKenzie ... Stylist
Richard Orlandini ... Wax Maroon
Don Hewak ... Wax Maroon

Stan Lesk ... Wax Maroon
Ted Avent ... Wax Maroon

Jon Ted Wynne ... Wax Maroon (as Ted Wynne)
Ian Yorski ... Wax Maroon / Cop
Dave McDonald ... Wax Maroon
Steve Burke ... Cop
Robert Enright ... Cop
Spencer Maybee ... Cop
Brad Jonasson ... Cop (as Bradley Jonasson)
Shauna Evans ... Audience Member
Tracy McBride ... Audience Member
Rodney LaTourelle ... Audience Member
Alex Khizder ... Audience Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moses ... Toby

Erica Genereux Smith ... Customer (as Erica Smith)

Directed by
Guy Maddin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Guy Maddin  writer

Produced by
Philip Monk .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Guy Maddin 
 
Film Editing by
John Gurdebeke 
 
Production Design by
Shawna Conner 
 
Art Direction by
Craig Aftanas 
 
Set Decoration by
Shauna Evans (decors)
Brad Jonasson (decors)
Zarah Laszlo (decors)
Rodney LaTourelle (decors)
Deb Mosher (decors)
Jesse Peterson (decors)
Michael Stecky (decors)
Ian Yorski (decors)
 
Costume Design by
Meg McMillan 
 
Makeup Department
Beverley Hamilton .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tracy McBride .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ruben Guzman .... assistant director (as Rubén Guzmán)
Rebecca Sandulak .... first assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ruben Guzman .... associate director of photography (as Rubén Guzmán)
Ruben Guzman .... second cinematographer (as Rubén Guzmán)
Geoff Heath .... best boy
Scott Jaworski .... gaffer
Spencer Maybee .... key grip
Rebecca Sandulak .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Ruben Guzman .... associate director (as Rubén Guzmán)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Blue Hands" - Canada (English title) (subtitle)
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Runtime:
60 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Alice Krige was Maddin's first choice to play Liliom, but was unable to appear in the film due to an illness.See more »

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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
astonishing! give it a chance--an hour well spent, 28 June 2006
Author: ArsLonga from United States

didn't think i wanted to watch this when it came on in the wee hours on sundance 2 nights ago; i needed some sleep. after 90 seconds, i was hooked. i was so stunned by this film that all i could think was, 'clearly a work of genius,', 'the heck with sleep,' and, 'why didn't i set the VCR?!'

cinema and i go way back, way even before college in Paris and the cinematheque in the 1970s, and i rated it a 9, the only time i've ever given my own highest rating to a film here. although Mr. Maddin might not appreciate the comparison, i think his body of work shows a creative mind in league with Woody Allen, in terms of switching genres and excelling most of the time. Billy Wilder is another example that comes to mind. bold risk-takers, all. i just wish i were better to articulate my thoughts on this.

bravo!

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