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Soft Shell Man (2001)

Un crabe dans la tête (original title)
An emotionally immature underwater photographer returns home to an affair with his best friend's deaf girlfriend and unresolved issues with the wife he left six months before.

Director:

André Turpin

Writer:

André Turpin
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Cast

Credited cast:
David La Haye ... Alex
Isabelle Blais ... Marie
Emmanuel Bilodeau ... Samuel
Chantal Giroux Chantal Giroux ... Sara
Pascale Desrochers ... Audrey
Vincent Bilodeau ... Gallery director
Charles Turpin Charles Turpin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Ahmarani ... Bruni
Sylvain Bellemare ... Homme dans le champ
Thai-Hoa Le ... Jules
Sophie Prégent ... Simone
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An emotionally immature underwater photographer returns home to an affair with his best friend's deaf girlfriend and unresolved issues with the wife he left six months before.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 February 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Soft Shell Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Aylmer, Québec, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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"Human, realistic and grounded....very genuine."
20 July 2006 | by xcal321See all my reviews

I worked as the festival coordinator for the Toronto Environmental Film festival in 2001 -- this was definitely the most powerful and entertaining piece to be shown on the screens. The audience response was very similar and I've watched it several more times over.

The characters, the conversations and the twists together form a genuine and intriguing film -- something we all could relate to and I truly believe some of the choice made are similar to reactions I would have in the same position.

This film is very human and very french - but worth every moment.

Please try it. Mitchell


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