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When the Sea Rises (2004)

Quand la mer monte... (original title)

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Le policier
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Le journaliste Béthune
Philippe Duquesne ...
Le patron du café des géants
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
Le serveur de bord de mer
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La femme de chambre
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Le patron du marché
Catherine Routier ...
Femme du bord de la route 1
Martine Delanoy ...
Femme du bord de la route 2
Thérèse Flouquet ...
Femme du bord de la route 3
Jan Hammenecker ...
Jan
Vincent Mahieu ...
Yves
Jean-Marie Hardeman ...
Le pilier de bar
Nand Buyl ...
Le père de Dries
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27 October 2004 (France)  »

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$9,753 (USA) (15 January 2006)

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$23,111 (USA) (19 March 2006)
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Dries: Well, they're not my parents either !
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This tide offers a strange ride
8 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the 2005 Palm Springs International Film Festival. This is an unlikely, surreal story of Irène and Dries. Yolande Moreau co-wrote and co-directed this film with first-time Director Gilles Porte and she turns in an excellent acting job here. Irène is a middle-aged woman who has a one-woman comedy show where she dresses in a striped shapeless house dress and wears a pointed nose mask and has bloodstained arms. Her show might theoretically play well in France but to an American audience it's pretty bizarre. Like some kind of early 19th century minstrel performer. Dries, as played by Wim Willaert, gets such a kick out of her show and ultimately her that he goes to every performance she gives. He has an equally bizarre job in that he is a porter of carnival giants. Giant wickerwork and paper-maché effigies of people that are carried about in festivals in some areas of France, Belgium and Germany. The younger good looking Dries and the older dowdy Irène end up in an unlikely romance. This is a strange film but intriguing and displays a visual artistry that is far beyond it's low budget. I would rate this a 6.0 but recommend seeing it just to experience something different.


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