The Niagara Motel and the attached Riverside Grill, located in Niagara Falls, are owned and operated by Serbian father and daughter, the always angry Boris and hard working Sophie. Through ... See full summary »
A troubled young man retreats from the big city and his ex-wife for the tranquility of a small town. He is drawn into a relationship with a young woman whose boyfriend goes missing, leaving the new arrival as a suspect.
La Belle Bête is a powerful study of the conflict between beauty and ugliness, hate and love. The story revolves around three main characters. At the center, Patrice, a beautiful but ... See full summary »
In 1863, a group of snow-bound travelers invokes the devil, who gives them a flying canoe for them to go home. When one of them finds his wife about to die in labor, he makes a pact with ... See full summary »
Based on an acclaimed graphic novel, Mars & Avril is set in Montreal of the future, at the dawn of the first human landing on Mars, and tells the story of a musician who becomes obsessed with his muse.
Justine Laurier inherits of his father's company and thwarts the plans of a group of unscrupulous individuals who are hiding their illegal activities behind the screen offered by the "national security" and "state secrets".
This is at least the fourth take on "Reality TV" (following "The Truman Show", "EdTV" and the original, "Louis 19 Roi des Ondes"). As in Truman, the subject is unaware of being on camera. The angle here (shown from the start) is that a marketing/opinion research/advertising organization --not a broadcaster-- is the culprit. But the extent of the firm's involvement and "research" techniques are wildly unrealistic, which clashes with an intended romantic comedy.
In other words, "Truman" was clearly science fiction, "EdTV" was an uncommon but credible real-life situation, but apparently "Comme tout le monde" tries to be both, which IMHO doesn't work.
Khalid Maadour and Caroline Dhavernas excel as the main protagonists, as does Thierry Lhermite in his highly far-fetched incidental role as the country's President showing up unannounced --along with his First Lady and cohort of aides and bodyguards-- to conduct one-man focus groups personally!
The production values are fairly slick, but the excessive and intrusive computer graphics often make the end result feel more like a videoclip than a feature film.
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