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Eclipse (1994)

A round of unerotic sexual couplings in Toronto, interspersed with interviews about an impending total eclipse.

Director:

Jeremy Podeswa

Writer:

Jeremy Podeswa
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Von Flores Von Flores ... Henry
John Gilbert John Gilbert ... Brian
Pascale Montpetit ... Sylvie
Manuel Aranguiz ... Gabriel
Maria del Mar ... Sarah
Greg Ellwand Greg Ellwand ... Norman
Matthew Ferguson ... Angelo
Earl Pastko Earl Pastko ... Michael
Daniel MacIvor ... Jim
Kirsten Johnson ... Carlotta
Ian Orr Ian Orr ... Professor
Rosalind Kerr Rosalind Kerr ... Brian's Wife
Dylan Stukator-McMahon Dylan Stukator-McMahon ... Sarah's Baby
Tracy Wright ... Souvenir Shop Clerk
Michael McMurtry ... Record Store Clerk
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Storyline

In one week's time, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible from Toronto. Teenager Angelo is shooting a video documentary about eclipses for a school project. He speaks to several people, who, interviewed on camera, discuss several aspects of solar eclipses, most with the recurring theme of the magic and mysticism people feel associated to the event. In the course of the week, the approaching eclipse affects ten individuals sexually. The first two have a sexual encounter, followed by one moving onto a sexual encounter with another person, who moves onto another person and so on until the tenth comes full circle to have sex with the first person. These sexual encounters as a whole span the gamut of familiarity, emotional connectedness, and physical connectedness, but each has the common aspect of the participants not knowing quite why they felt the need to have that encounter, or at least not admitting it. Written by Huggo

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unter schwarzer Sonne See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$86,438
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo
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Connections

References La Ronde (1950) See more »

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You're My Thrill
Written by Washington-Lane
Performed by Meryn Cadell
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A visually beautiful film that makes you think.
5 October 1999 | by CarlinSee all my reviews

"Eclipse" is an intriguing movie which left an unusual imprint in my mind. It's the kind of movie that you find yourself talking about long after the movie has ended.

It's a very circular movie, showing the interconnectedness of a group of people with no apparent connections. The movie follows from one person to the next as they stumble through life and a series of sexual encounters. If there's a main character, it's Angelo (Matthew Ferguson) who is shown, intermittently throughout the film, making a documentary about an upcoming eclipse.

It has no real plot, per se, leaving any conclusions about the characters or the movie's meaning completely up to the viewer. Because of this, the film forces the viewer to think about what it presented, which ultimately makes it's impact to be far more personal than most movies. Personally, I found parts of the movie to be somewhat disturbing, but it was partially because of this that it became memorable to me.

Visually, it's a beautiful film. The use of black and white footage (tinted in various colours) interspersed with colour footage is a particularly effective device, making it seem incredibly surreal.

It's definitely a must see movie for anyone who likes films that make you think. :)


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