Young Simone is involved in a near fatal car crash, and as she questions her mortality, she also decides to have a baby. Her candidate for a father is her best friend Phillipe who happens ... See full summary »

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Denis Villeneuve
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascale Bussières ... Simone
Serge Thériault ... Automobiliste
Ivan Smith ... Médecin de la clinique
Alexis Martin ... Philippe
Frédéric Desager ... Stéphane
Estelle Esse ... Réceptionniste du salon de bronzage
Joanne Côté ... Monica
Evelyne Rompré ... Juliette (as Évelyne Rompré)
Emmanuel Bilodeau ... Meilleur ami
R. Craig Costin R. Craig Costin ... Commis de location - Salt Lake City
Richard S. Hamilton Richard S. Hamilton ... Chauffeur de taxi - Salt Lake City
Lee Fobert Lee Fobert ... Automobiliste - Salt Lake City (as Lee C. Fobert)
Marc Jeanty Marc Jeanty ... Janvier
Stéphane Lefebvre ... Agresseur - Cascadeur
Paule Baillargeon ... Médecin de l'hôpital
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Young Simone is involved in a near fatal car crash, and as she questions her mortality, she also decides to have a baby. Her candidate for a father is her best friend Phillipe who happens to be seeing someone. He agrees, as long as they conceive in Salt Lake City, in the desert. The trip teaches many lessons about love, solitude, and self-discovery. Written by Jessie Skinner <dadroog@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Denis Villeneuve's directorial film debut. See more »

Quotes

Philippe: Nice worm.
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References Jean Seberg: American Actress (1995) See more »

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C'est Poir Ça
Written by Robert Charlebois
Les Éditions Gamma
Performed by Robert Charlebois
Courtesy of Les Disques Gamma and Unidisc Music Inc.
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Villeneuve debut film
20 January 2021 | by MarcoParzivalRochaSee all my reviews

Simone is involved in a car accident that leaves her with existential doubts, and decides to have a baby, and sees in her best friend, Phillipe, the best option to be the father. Phillipe accepts, as long as they have sex in a desert.

It's always good to see the debut film by the directors we really like, in this case, one that I particularly admire, Denis Villeneuve.

As is common among newcomers, it was written and directed by him, which allowed him to wild, so to speak, which on one hand immediately made him very aware about the visual, in terms of photography, and aesthetic, but leaving the narrative part empty and very basic.

Thanks to a very strong protagonist (Pascale Bussières) this film is an ok to watch, and was the starting point of one of the best directors nowadays.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

11 February 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

August 32nd on Earth See more »

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Max Films Productions See more »
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2.35 : 1
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