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Elles étaient cinq (2004)

In Montreal, the teenagers Manon, Anne, Isa, Claudie and Sophie are friends since their childhood. While spending a couple of days in the cottage of Sophie's parents nearby a lake, the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacinthe Laguë ...
Manon
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Anne
Ingrid Falaise ...
Isa
Brigitte Lafleur ...
Claudie
Noémie Yelle ...
Sophie
Peter Miller ...
Thibodeau
Sylvain Carrier ...
Stéphane
Robert Lalonde ...
Paul
...
Brigitte
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Claire
Andréanne Miron ...
Jeanne
Brigitte Paquette ...
Commissaire aux libérations
Maïté Léa Kaliaguine ...
Isa - 8 ans
Fanny Langelier ...
Sophie - 8 ans
Francis Ducharme ...
Rémi
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In Montreal, the teenagers Manon, Anne, Isa, Claudie and Sophie are friends since their childhood. While spending a couple of days in the cottage of Sophie's parents nearby a lake, the girls decide to give a party, and Manon and Sophie hitch for a ride to the town in a jeep to buy some beers and supplies and they invite the driver to the party. On the return, the same driver stops the car and later Sophie is found stabbed, raped and covered of blood. Fifteen years later, Manon sees the guy in a car-wash and she invites her former friends to return to the house nearby the lake, where wounds of their traumatic loss are disclosed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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11 May 2005 (Belgium)  »

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Alptraum einer Sommernacht  »

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CAD 2,500,000 (estimated)

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$408,966, 6 September 2004
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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | (Québec)

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1.85 : 1
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Lady Marmalade
Written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan
Performed by Nanette Workman
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Touching. Beautiful. Horrible.
9 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Elles étaient cinq" was a movie that touched me in several ways: It made me twist on my seat due to the events. It made me rejoice at the marvelous scenery. It made me angry. It made me laugh. It made me feel helpless...

The horrible events stand in sharp contrast to the beauty of the Quebecer landscape which is magnificently illustrated throughout the movie. Although one may not fully enjoy the colorful forests or late summer Montreal when bound to see the terrible events that can happen in the life of young people and the difficulties they experience in trying to cope with it.

This all supported by a great cast and good music adds up to a powerful film that you will not regret watching. (10 out of 10)


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