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Heat Wave (2009)

Les grandes chaleurs (original title)
After the death of her unfaithful husband, Gisele, a social worker of 52 years, falls madly in love with Yannick, one of her former customers and kleptomaniac addict. She tries to repress ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie-Thérèse Fortin ...
Gisèle Couture
Marie Brassard ...
Yvan Benoît ...
Laurent / Patron
François Létourneau ...
Jeff Boudreault ...
Directeur de caisse
Emmanuelle Rochon ...
Jeune vendeuse
Julien Hurteau ...
Eliot Laprise ...
Didier / Comptoir
Alexandre Fortin ...
Jean-Christophe / Ami
Maxime Dumontier ...
Julien-Carl / Comptoir
Amélie Chérubin-Soulières ...
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After the death of her unfaithful husband, Gisele, a social worker of 52 years, falls madly in love with Yannick, one of her former customers and kleptomaniac addict. She tries to repress her feelings, but the attraction she has for this 19 year old boy is beyond comprehension. Her sister, her boss and two children will each turn, disrupt her secret meetings with her young lover. Written by lament

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28 August 2009 (Canada)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Love Is In The Air
Written by Harry Vanda, George Young
Published by J. Albert & son Pty. Ld.
Arranged by DAZMO
Performed by Jon Von Aichinger
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A nice, well-crafted and fun movie
10 October 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Be warned : « Les grandes chaleurs » is nothing revolutionary.

Yet, in Québec's maturing cinema, it is the nice proof that our film industry is a healthy one.

The story is simple : a widow having just lost her husband gets the opportunity to have a relationship with a troublesome yet passionate young adult, and finally decides to take it, after a lot of turmoil.

If the movie is nothing memorable, a lot of things just work great : actors are excellent, photography is crisp and sometimes inventive, music fits the mood (even if really not my type), and the editing makes the movie progress without breaking the rhythm. The storyline, all the while being simple, even has a few surprising twists in its bag.

Bottom line : a fun film to entertain a cold evening, and a good DVD gift for ageing women out there.

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