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Paint Cans (1994)

Wick Burns is a government official with all the self-motivation and personality of a robot. His newest project is to find funding for a small art film, "Paint Cans".


Paul Donovan


Paul Donovan (book), Paul Donovan


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chas Lawther Chas Lawther ... Wick Burns
Martha Burns ... Melda
Bruce Greenwood ... Vittorio Musso
Andy Jones Andy Jones ... Neville Lewis
Paul Gross ... Morton Ridgewell
Ann-Marie MacDonald Ann-Marie MacDonald ... Inge Von Nerthus (as Ann Marie MacDonald)
Neve Campbell ... Tristesse
Kelly-Ruth Mercier ... Tamanee
Jennifer Overton Jennifer Overton ... Anna (as Jennie Overton)
Jim Swansburg Jim Swansburg ... Waiter
Michael McManus ... Jeff
Don Francks ... Maitland Burns
Lex Gigeroff ... Oliver
Shelley Wenaus Shelley Wenaus ... Morgan Musso
Adam Westerback Adam Westerback ... Tartufo


Wick Burns is a government official with all the self-motivation and personality of a robot. His newest project is to find funding for a small art film, "Paint Cans".

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Disclaimer reads: The characters and events portrayed in this film are purely fictitious. Any resemblance to any person, living or dead, is purely coincidental and unintended. Any resemblance to any institutions, however, is another thing altogether. See more »


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Written by José Salazar (as Salazar) / Juan Salazar (as Salazar) / Dantes
Performed by Los Chunguitos
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20 April 2003 | by patrick-dusomeSee all my reviews

This movie was really good. In the typical Canadian indie movie style it has a bleak and dark look and somewhat melodramatic. The movie opens with a WWII footage which acts as a metaphore for the whole movie and its conflicts. This movie has an all star cast for an indie film. Also since this is a Canadian film as soon as the movie gets dull out comes the typical nude scene. Thats not a bad thing but it was pointless. Still this movie is great for its heavy use of metaphores, almost every visual image relates to something else. For instance the last scene with him looking at the camera in his apartment hallway with the angled camera. This sumerizes the whole movie in that one shot. Its a great commantary of the film agency in Canada. It takes some getting used to, to like the film but once you get the visuals and the metaphores then the movies becomes an instant favourate.

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