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Love & Human Remains (1993)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 23 June 1995 (USA)
Set in a dreary urban landscape of Edmonton, LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS is a dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film focuses on ... See full summary »

Director:

Denys Arcand

Writers:

Brad Fraser (play), Brad Fraser (screenplay)
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Gibson ... David
Ruth Marshall ... Candy
Cameron Bancroft ... Bernie
Mia Kirshner ... Benita
Joanne Vannicola ... Jerri
Matthew Ferguson ... Kane
Rick Roberts ... Robert
Aidan Devine ... Sal (as Aidan Devin)
Robert Higden ... The Editor
Sylvain Morin Sylvain Morin ... The Drag Queen
Ben Watt Ben Watt ... The Native Boy
Karen Young Karen Young ... The Singer
Serge Houde ... The Cowboy
Alex Wylding Alex Wylding ... The First Victim
Polly Shannon ... The Second Victim
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Storyline

Set in a dreary urban landscape of Edmonton, LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS is a dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film focuses on roommates David, a gay waiter who has has given up on his acting career, and Candy, a book reviewer who is also David's ex-lover. David and Candy's lives are entangled with those of David's friends (a busboy, a psychic dominatrix, and a misogynistic civil-servant) and Candy's dates (a male bartender and a lesbian schoolteacher). Meanwhile, a serial killer menaces the concrete and asphalt neighbourhood in which David and Candy live. Written by Michael Stewart

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language, violence and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Based on the play entitled "unidentified human remains and the true nature of love" See more »

Quotes

Bernie: Why is everything so fucking hard?
David: Not everything, just the important stuff.
Bernie: Same old bullshit! Every day I just go to work, meet a girl, get laid, dump her.
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Alternate Versions

Originally rated "NC-17", some sex was trimmed to be re-rated "R". See more »

Connections

Features One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Can't Help Falling In Love
Written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss
Performed by Karen Young
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Gay cinema with a serial killer
13 June 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

There is a serial killer loose in the city killing young women. Various young urbanites exist in this world looking for connections. David McMillan (Thomas Gibson) is a gay waiter tired of acting. His roommate Candy (Ruth Marshall) is a book reviewer who had a fling with him while he was still a 'trainee fag'. David has several friends. Benita (Mia Kirshner) is a dominatrix with psychic powers. Bernie is a creepy civil servant. Kane is a childlike busboy who drives a Porsche. Candy wonders if she should try lesbianism, and she gets hit on by an eager school teacher Jerri (Joanne Vannicola) at the gym. Then again she get hit on by bartender Robert (Rick Roberts).

Based on a play, this Denys Arcand movie has an interesting cast of characters each looking for love. There are explicit sexual subject matters, drugs, and the dark ugliness of the urban life. And always in the background, there is the mystery of the serial killer. It's a great mix of mundane, obscene, desperation, the ugly, and the dark. There are good performances from good actors.


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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and Human Remains See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,280, 4 June 1995

Gross USA:

$542,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$542,985
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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