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3 Needles (2005)

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A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor (Ashmore) schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun (Sevigny) makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black market operative (Liu) posing as a goverment-sanctioned blood drawer jeopardizes an entire village's safety.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mabel Adams ...
Nahmnru, the African Grandmother
Asckt ...
Tea Picker
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Denys, the Porn Actor
Caroline Aspirot ...
Stripper
Nontombi Bovana ...
Grandchild
Rob Burns ...
Broker
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Olive Cowie, the Porn Actor's Mother
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Soldier Xuan
Tanabadee Chokpikultong ...
Tong Sam, the Rice Farmer
Yotaka Cheukaew ...
Qi, the Rice Farmer's Daughter (as Yotaka Chorkreaw)
Eric Codana ...
Abakeweta
Catherine Colvey ...
Clara the Novice's Mother (scenes deleted)
Kathryn Costello ...
Tourist
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Depanneur Manager
Douglas Cwaba ...
Hermit
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Sister Hilde narrates three separates stories, each directly concerning the AIDS crisis. From a Montréal based order, Sister Hilde, Sister Mary and Clara, a novice, have just arrived in Africa to work as nurses in a plantation's medical center. They learn that legend there has it that having sex with a virgin will transfer infection out from oneself. Because of this legend, an infant girl is raped. Clara, who also learns the main cause of the virus' spread within the plantation, does whatever she can to ensure that Hallyday, the plantation owner, flexes his economic power to right the wrongs on the plantation. Back in Montréal, a porn actor named Denys has been cheating on his mandatory monthly HIV tests, using his father's blood to pass as his own. As he believes he has been exposed to the virus, the negative results will allow him to continue working. When he is caught, his mother, Olive, learns the hard way of her son's true HIV status and his occupation, and devises a strategy for... Written by Huggo

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Three Continents. Three Stories. One Unforgettable Experience. See more »

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1 December 2006 (Singapore)  »

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CAD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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The pig pen at the monastery location quickly became the cast and crew "facilities" when it was realized just how much a climb up the hill it was to the porta facilities. See more »

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good cinematography but week plot
28 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought this film would be good but after seeing it i was disappointed. I don't think it was educational in any way (people know about aids) and was full full of the usual superior western comments (teaching the rest of the world a lesson kind of stuff) and there really didn't seem to be any point to the film!, if it had just been a good story with the nice scenery and cinematography it would have been much better!.

The acting was pretty good but i'm basing my rating on the film as whole and not on the individual elements.

But don't take my word for it, watch it and judge for yourself.


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