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During the long train ride from Montreal to Vancouver, a man and woman find themselves increasingly attracted to each other.

Director:

Léa Pool

Writers:

Roland Barthes (novel), Léa Pool
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valérie Kaprisky ... Catherine
Jean-François Pichette ... Vincent
Jolianne L'Allier-Matteau Jolianne L'Allier-Matteau ... Charlotte
William Jacques William Jacques ... Tom
Mathew Mackay ... Tadzio
Élise Guilbault ... Femme aveugle
Mimi D'Estée ... Vieille dame
Lucien Deslongchamps Lucien Deslongchamps ... Vieil homme
Marc Gélinas ... Gros homme
Gregory Hlady ... Homme au téléphone
Nadia Paradis ... Jeune mariée
Yvon Roy Yvon Roy ... Jeune marié
Michael Rudder Michael Rudder ... Serveur restaurant
Rashell Casimir Rashell Casimir ... Fille sexy
Noémie Yelle Noémie Yelle ... Melanie
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Storyline

After a breakup with her lover, Catherine decides to leave Montreal. With her young daughter, she takes the train to Vancouver. The long journey gives her time to think things over... and to form a relationship on the rebound. Vincent is also going to Vancouver, planning to meet his girlfriend there, but he and Catherine find themselves increasingly attracted to each other. (And meanwhile, someone on board is stealing things and leaving them with other people's things.) Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Canada | France | Switzerland

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

9 April 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Desire in Motion See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$104,288
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

Un ange passe
Written by Osvaldo Porrini Montes
Lyrics by Francine Ruel
Performed by Elise Guilbault
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Possibly the best movie from Lea Pool.
19 March 2016 | by moofoSee all my reviews

A road movie, in a train. Across Canada.

A train. It's not easy to get it going, and once it's going, not easy to stop. You're stuck with people you don't know. You deal with a special routine while on trip. Desire happens to take the same path.

You have to deal with your feelings, someone who shuffles people things around, someone who wants to die, and someone who can read you easily. Yes, Catherine is beautiful. Everything goes too fast and too slow.

This is possibly Lea Pool's Finest movie, but for some reasons, it's really hard to get to watch it. Hopefully, this masterpiece with a wonderfully crafted soundtrack by Preisner will be released on DVD or Blu Ray one day and it will get the exposure it should have.

Wonderfully shot. You can't get it out of your mind. Especially after you've seen the part where Vincent and Catherine discuss under the Dome until dawn. The Sex scenes are beautiful and are kinda accessory. But this is Desire...

It's a crying shame such a great movie does not get proper exposure.

I saw the last two minutes of this movie almost ten years ago. I looked for a copy around all this time and found one two weeks ago.

It's a pure treasure.


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