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.
Set in a futuristic environment, "Mars et Avril" tells the story of an elderly musician and his instrument maker who both become obsessed with the same woman. She agrees to be the model for their next musical instrument but then gets lost in a virtual world on the way to Mars. Written by
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The "electric eel" ordered by Jacob Obus aboard the Orient Express was a false latex eel. However, believing that it was real, the property master placed it in a cooler prior to the shooting of the scene. See more »
Composed by Benoît Charest
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I saw this movie a few days ago and the strange and lyric atmosphere of it still haunts me! The music composed by Benoit Charest (Les Triplettes de Belleville) plays a very important part in it; the filmmaker asked him to compose brilliant music and well yes, he really is a genius!
Jacques Languirand has created a magnificent character, and the rest of the cast is as excellent. They are filmed in such an intimate way, we dive into their souls. The story is very intelligent, moving and unusual! I was deeply touched by it.
Of course this is not what we call a "commercial" movie and will not appeal to the vast majority. Don't expect big action and fights and tons of visual effects. Although it is visually superb, with some effects simply magnificent! The decors were created with such beauty by an established and very skilled comic strip artist. All the little details in costumes, hair add to this incredible vision of a futuristic Montreal.
This is all just indescribable! it is for those who like creativity, originality, strangeness and sci-fi, who liked such movies as "Moon", "Immortel (ad vitam)" and "The Man Who Fell to Earth", as well as "Blade Runner" probably, you might like this one very much!
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