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Love & Human Remains (1993)

R | | Drama, Comedy | 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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Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La verdadera naturaleza del amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$953,755
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both the play and film are set in Edmonton, Alberta and there are several allusions to it in the film. As in David's remark, "Let's order a Rosebowl pizza and discuss your sexual crises" (Rose Bowl Pizza is a well-known restaurant and bar in Edmonton). In another scene, the TV news reporter signs off from "CFR-" and gets cut off by the TV remote control before she can say "-N," the final call letter of Edmonton's CTV affiliate station. See more »

Quotes

Candy: Excuse me. I have to go try on everything I own.
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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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Find Yourself
by Universal Honey
Alert Records 1994
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Outstanding
15 February 2000 | by npollottaSee all my reviews

Quirky, brilliant, twisted, dark, inventive, unnerving. This is a wonderful film, extremely well acted and smoothly directed. Moody and atmospheric, death stalks this mixed assortment of oddball lovers, both inside and out. Yet it is not a bleak tale of destruction, but a story of redemption, survival, and finally love. A great job by everybody involved. Top marks!


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