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The Five Senses (1999)

Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman, while her daughter accidentally loses the woman's ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeremy Podeswa

Writer:

Jeremy Podeswa

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Parker ... Anna Miller
Gabrielle Rose ... Ruth Seraph
Elize Frances Stolk Elize Frances Stolk ... Amy Lee Miller
Nadia Litz ... Rachel Seraph
Mary-Louise Parker ... Rona
Daniel MacIvor ... Robert
Philippe Volter Philippe Volter ... Dr. Richard Jacob
Clinton Walker Clinton Walker ... Carl
Astrid Van Wieren Astrid Van Wieren ... Richard's Patient
Brendan Fletcher ... Rupert
Paul Bettis Paul Bettis ... Richard's Doctor
James Allodi ... Justin
Gavin Crawford ... Airport Clerk
Sandi Stahlbrand Sandi Stahlbrand ... TV Reporter #1
Amanda Soha Amanda Soha ... Sylvie
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Storyline

Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman, while her daughter accidentally loses the woman's pre-school daughter in the park. The older daughter meets a voyeur (vision), a professional house-cleaner has an acute sense of smell, a cake maker has lost her sense of taste, and an older man is losing his hearing. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Nothing can cure the soul but the senses. -- Oscar Wilde

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Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English | Italian

Release Date:

3 December 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinco sentidos See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,653, 16 July 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$497,091, 20 August 2000
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Robert: You look good.
Rona: Of course I look good; all I do is fuck and eat.
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Connections

Featured in Marion Bridge (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

10 COMPASSION
Written by Alejandra Núñez
Performed by Proyecto Urbano
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Impressed by the atmosphere and authenticity of this metropolitan-people drama.
20 May 1999 | by Tom-191See all my reviews

The promise Jeremy Podeswa gave with his first film "Eclipse" is really fulfilled now in his second "Five Senses". Authentic atmosphere and the various aspects of a little bit neurotic life-feeling of metropolitain people is again in his new film. Podeswa has an astonishing hand for showing the daily tragedies with credibility and he really cares about his protagonists. Intelligent dialogues and good actors complete the very good first impression. A director with a great future !


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