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London-based Emily Wang gained minor notoriety from her VJ-ing on cable television. She is now more renowned for being the longtime girlfriend and pseudo manager of rock musician Lee Hauser... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Emily Wang
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Albrecht Hauser
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Elena
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Irene Paolini
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Vernon
Martha Henry ...
Rosemary Hauser
James Johnston ...
Lee Hauser
James Dennis ...
Jay
Rémi Martin ...
Jean-Pierre
Laetitia Spigarelli ...
Sandrine
Arnaud Churin ...
Store Manager
Man Kit Cheung ...
Restaurant Owner
Kurtys Kidd ...
Detective
Shaun Austin-Olsen ...
Record Label Owner
Jodi Crawford ...
Gloria
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London-based Emily Wang gained minor notoriety from her VJ-ing on cable television. She is now more renowned for being the longtime girlfriend and pseudo manager of rock musician Lee Hauser, who seems to be on the brink of stardom. Those that know the couple believe she is a bad influence on him, and is the reason why he is a junkie. After Lee dies from an accidental heroin overdose and Emily is imprisoned for six months on possession charges, she learns that the courts have awarded custody of their young adolescent son, Jay, to Lee's aging parents, Albrecht and Rosemary Hauser, who live in Vancouver. A concerned Albrecht asks that she not attempt to see Jay for at least two years while she cleans up her act so as to give Jay a fighting chance at a decent life. Emily initially agrees, knowing that she is in no position to look after Jay. To regain her life, she decides to move back to her old stomping grounds of Paris. As Emily tries mostly unsuccessfully to become clean while eking ... Written by Huggo

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When you don't have a choice, you change.

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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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1 September 2004 (France)  »

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Czysta  »

Box Office

Budget:

£4,500 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,953 (USA) (28 April 2006)

Gross:

$136,007 (USA) (14 July 2006)
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During the scene where Albrecht has a meeting concerning the artwork for Lee's album, a Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds poster is seen on the wall behind him. James Johnston (who plays Lee Hauser) plays guitar and organ in The Bad Seeds. See more »

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References M.D. Geist (1986) See more »

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Breakaway
Written by Tricky and Elizabeth Densmore
Performed by Elizabeth Densmore and Tricky
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Published by Urban Poison Music
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Stylish, moodily entertaining, with verisimilitude.
5 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this on Sundance Channel and was quietly but firmly impressed. ALL performances were top notch, yes. even the little boy's. Nick Nolte is the damned finest actor of his generation probably and Miss Cheung is terrific in her French and English speaking role. I admit to some ignorance of her career, but from my limited perspective, seeing her performances botched by inscrutable kung fu editing and bad subtitling, it was almost a revelation to see her subdued and so movingly...human. (Same to be said for her contemporary Michelle Yeoh, by the way, in her non-Hong Kong stuff.) I'm a sucker for style and this film has some. Points for incidental 70's Brian Eno music snippets.

I'm not a recovery expert and thusly do not subscribe to strict 12 step voodoo dogma, so I believed this character.


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