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Mars et Avril (2012)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  5 October 2012 (USA)
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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jacob Obus
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Paul Ahmarani ...
Arthur
Robert Lepage ...
Eugène Spaak - tête
Jean Asselin ...
Eugène Spaak - corps / Serveur automate
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Bernard Brel
Jean Marchand ...
Pneumatologue
Kathleen Fortin ...
Modèle d'Arthur
Marcel Sabourin ...
Capucin
André Montmorency ...
Pierrot
Gabriel Gascon ...
Arlequin
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Marsonaute no. 1
Pierre Leblanc ...
Marsonaute no. 2
Richard Robitaille ...
Marsonaute no. 3
Khanh Hua ...
Serveur automate
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Montreal, the future. Elderly jazz musician Jacob Obus (Jacques Languirand) still draws in audiences with his mesmerizing performances, playing instruments based on female models, designed by his much younger pal Arthur (Paul Ahmarani). The latest model, intriguing artist Avril (Caroline Dhavernas), entices both Arthur and Jacob. In the resulting love triangle, the old musician is ultimately victorious and appears to be in love for the first time in his life. But then Avril is accidentally transported to Mars, where the first manned mission just happened to land. Enter Eugène Spaak (Robert Lepage), inventor, cosmologist and Arthur's father, who unveils a new theory about man's desire to reach Mars and helps Jacob find the true meaning of life and love. Written by Mars et Avril Inc.

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CAD 2,250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Martin Villeneuve couldn't afford to have the imaginary musical instruments built, so he went to Cirque du Soleil CEO Guy Laliberté and convinced him to buy them before they were even made. When Laliberté saw Villeneuve's TED Talk on June 7, 2013, he offered the young filmmaker the "Gravophone" which can be seen in the talk. See more »

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Arthur: You'd make an excellent model for a musical instrument.
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Soundtracks

La pleine-muse
(2:36)
Composed by Benoît Charest
Courtesy of Simone Records (available on iTunes and in vinyl record)
Under license from EMA Films & Mars et Avril Inc.
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disappointing....
21 September 2013 | by (Vancouver Canada) – See all my reviews

Embarrassingly bad, especially for a Quebecois film with Robert Lepage. Flat, uninteresting characters, weak story, weak and simple dialogue masquerading as profound, no plot to speak of...looks a lot of attention was paid to the bartenders' outfits, though....

I realize making a sci-fi on a limited budget is an immense challenge, but this seems like someone's vanity project; maybe they should have tried a short film to start.

And for a film with the main focus on music and musicians, it's a totally unremarkable, forgettable score.

Sometimes films remain obscure and off-the-radar for a good reason!! Pass, unless you're looking for s "hoot-fest"....


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