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August 32nd on Earth (1998)

Un 32 août sur terre (original title)
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 »

Director:

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

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pascale Bussières ... Simone
Alexis Martin ... Philippe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paule Baillargeon ... Hospital Doctor
Emmanuel Bilodeau ... Best Friend
R. Craig Costin R. Craig Costin ... Car Rental Clerk - Salt Lake City
Joanne Côté Joanne Côté ... Monica
Frédéric Desager Frédéric Desager ... Stéphane
Estelle Esse Estelle Esse ... Tanning Salon Receptionist
Lee Fobert Lee Fobert ... Motorist - Salt Lake City (as Lee C. Fobert)
Venelina Ghiaourov Venelina Ghiaourov ... Nurse
Richard S. Hamilton Richard S. Hamilton ... Taxi Driver - Salt Lake City
Marc Jeanty Marc Jeanty ... Janvier
Stéphane Lefebvre ... Aggressor / Stuntman
Evelyne Rompré Evelyne Rompré ... Juliette
Ivan Smith ... Clinic Doctor
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

-Bande-annonce du film

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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Production Co:

Max Films Productions See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Denis Villeneuve's directorial film debut. See more »

Connections

References Jean Seberg: American Actress (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Isabelle
Written by Jean Leloup / Michel Dagenais
Performed by Jean Leloup
Courtesy of Les Disques Audiogramme Inc.
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"Poetic"?
25 August 2003 | by otaku_arianeSee all my reviews

I guess this is the kind of movie you'll like if you call a sheet of paper totally painted in a single color «art».

Long. Uninteresting (for the scenario part I mean, the visuals are quite good). Falsely "profound". I still can't believe the 3 minutes scene where they are sitting in the desert, looking at each other, than looking at the ground, then looking at each other, etc. No, I don't think action is required for a movie to be good, but I do believe a plot and a decent scenario is always a good idea.

And what to say about the end? When I saw it all I could think of was «I think I saw 10 movies that ended this way», and I felt like laughing (I believe it was supposed to make you cry, not sure, the "ambiance" thing everyone is talking about seems not to have worked on me). I believe listening to the silence is an activity as exciting as watching this movie.


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