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Maelstrom ()

Maelström (original title)
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After plunging her car into a river, a woman encounters a man who helps her come to terms with her life.

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Bibiane Champagne
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Evian
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Claire Gunderson
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The Fish (voice)
Kliment Denchev ...
Head-Annstein Karlsen (as Klimbo)
John Dunn-Hill ...
Fishmonger
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Stranger in Subway
Bobby Beshro ...
Philippe Champagne
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Marie-Jeanne Sirois
Virginie Dubois ...
Sara
Daniel Turcot ...
Infernal fishmonger
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Fishmonger's employee
Darrell Lloyd Tucler ...
Fishmonger's employee
Léo Arguello ...
Fishmonger's employee
Martin Boucher ...
Driver
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Thief
Valentina Blagodatska ...
Female thief
Zhenhu Han ...
Mr. Koumsawout (voice) (as Hu Han Zhen)
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Gas Station Clerk
Alexis Bélec ...
Boy at party
Annie De Raîche ...
Make-up woman
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Photographer
Alfonso Valles ...
Car wash employee
Iréne Fossberg ...
Norwegian woman in sauna
Ragnhild Sveistrup ...
Norwegian woman in sauna
Clermont Jolicoeur ...
Jean
Paul Brian Impéchette ...
Vietnamese waiter
Richard Fréchette ...
Security guard
Khanh Hua ...
Vietnamese restaurant owner
Jean Chen ...
Vietnamese cook
Alejandro Morán ...
Miguel
Belinda Hum ...
Bélinda
Jean Mustaki ...
Policeman
Eric Lehner ...
Policeman
Raymond Bélisle ...
Friend with bad news
Jacques Lavallée ...
Funeral home employee
Armand Vachon ...
Funeral home old employee
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Priest
Diane St-Jacques ...
Funeral home receptionist

Directed by

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Denis Villeneuve

Written by

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Denis Villeneuve ... ()

Produced by

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Roger Frappier ... producer
Luc Vandal ... producer

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Pierre Desrochers

Cinematography by

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André Turpin

Film Editing by

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Richard Comeau

Editorial Department

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Mélanie Carignan ... on-line assistant editor
Isabelle Malenfant ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Lucie Robitaille

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Sylvain Gingras

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Sylvain Gingras

Set Decoration by

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Ginette Paré

Costume Design by

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Denis Sperdouklis

Makeup Department

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Djina Caron ... key makeup artist
Daniel Jacob ... makeup artist
Adrien Morot ... special makeup effects supervisor
Daniel Pérez ... key hair stylist
Hanna Yee ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Simon-Pier Bélanger ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Claude Dallaire ... second assistant director
Mireille Goulet ... first assistant director
Auree Tommi Lepage ... third assistant director
Henri Normand ... additional third assistant director

Art Department

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Caroline Alder ... draughtsman
Marie-Soleil Dénommé ... assistant decorator

Sound Department

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Mathieu Beaudin ... sound effects editor
Luc Boudrias ... re-recording mixer
Jo Caron ... adr foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Gilles Corbeil ... sound
Jérôme Décarie ... sound effects
Louis Gignac ... sound
Antoine Morin ... sound effects editor
Guy Pelletier ... sound editor
Jacques Plante ... adr supervisor
Jean-François Sauvé ... assistant sound effects editor
François B. Senneville ... sound effects editor
Benoit Touchette ... sound coordinator

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Louis Craig ... special effects supervisor
Normand Gobeille ... special effects technician
C.J. Goldman ... special effects model maker

Stunts

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Mike Chute ... stunts
Stéphane Lefebvre ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sandrine Béchade ... assistant camera
François Legris ... electrician
Catherine Tessier ... second assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carol Clement ... key dresser (as Carol Clément)

Music Department

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Geoffrey Mitchell ... music recording
Guy Pelletier ... composer: additional music
Benoit Touchette ... composer: additional music

Other crew

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Alain Caporicci ... production assistant
Ida Durand ... production coordinator
Sylvie Martin ... production secretary
Charles Obrul ... laboratory liaison

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

On the surface, twenty-five year old Bibiane Champagne has the perfect life. She is the daughter of the famed Flo Fabert. She co-owns a chain of boutiques in Quebec with her brother, Philippe. But Bibi's life is in shambles. She has just had an abortion. And the boutiques are failing because of her incompetence, which is the result of or has led to her substance abuse. It is also the result of the high expectations on her. Bibi's story is told by a fish awaiting decapitation on a butcher's block, the fish as narrator largely because of the singular and accidental encounter she has with fifty-three year old Norwegian fishmonger, Annstein Karlsen. That encounter leads to a further failed decision by Bibi and a meeting with Annstein's son, Evian Karlsen, who does not know the full extent of Bibi and his father's relationship. Bibi's time with Evian may provide some salvation to her crumbling life. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Maelstrom (United States)
  • Redemoinho (Brazil)
  • Водоворот (Russia)
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  • 87 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Raymond Bélisle's last film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Les deux guitares See more »

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