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La turbulence des fluides (2002)

A seismologist investigates the mysterious cessation of the tides near her Quebec home town.

Director:

Manon Briand

Writer:

Manon Briand
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascale Bussières ... Alice Bradley
Julie Gayet ... Catherine Rolland
Jean-Nicolas Verreault ... Marc Vandal
Geneviève Bujold ... Colette Lasalle
Norman Helms Norman Helms ... Michel
Vincent Bilodeau Vincent Bilodeau ... Simon Deslandes
Gabriel Arcand ... L'éditeur
Jean-Pierre Ronfard Jean-Pierre Ronfard ... Hanspeter
Stephen Chang ... Hijikata
Peter Kosaka Peter Kosaka ... Mori
Tsuyu Shimizu ... Yoko
Luc Proulx Luc Proulx ... Réal
Ji-yan Seguin ... Camille
Denise Dubois Denise Dubois ... Madame Guillet
Suzanne Garceau Suzanne Garceau ... Soeur Berthe
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Seismologist Alice Bradley is despatched to her home town of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, to investigate why the tides have stopped flowing there. She is reunited with an old college friend, reporter Catherine Rolland, and meets roguish pilot Marc Vandal. It soon becomes apparent that the problems with the tide coincided with a variety of odd behaviour amongst the Baie-Comeau residents, and Alice gradually realises that the solution to the mystery may be stranger than she ever anticipated. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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Canada | France

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French | English | Japanese

Release Date:

11 December 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Chaos and Desire See more »

Filming Locations:

Baie-Comeau, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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When Marc and Alice first kiss while standing on the beach, Alice rests her head on Marc's right shoulder, then in the next shot her head is on his left shoulder. See more »

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Lovely Head
Written by Goldfrapp
Performed by Goldfrapp
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Fans of Villeneuve and Turpin can pass on this one
7 September 2002 | by SammyKSee all my reviews

Well, I probably anticipated something more with this one. Or perhaps something else. Coming from Roger Frappier, producer of Maelstrom, and director Manon Briand (of Cosmos fame), I expected something more along the lines of Denis Villineuve or Andre Turpin. In other words, something New-Wavey, fresh, and arty. You do get something visually lavish, containing some great humour, and a nicely understated performed from Pascal Bussieres. However, you also get some trite sentimentality, poorly constructed religious iconography, and the overall feeling of something poppy and mainstream. There's nothing wrong with that, and I'm sure that this film will do very well with domestic audiences (I'm speaking of Quebec, primarily). But it hardly makes for the challenging, satisfying artistic experience of "Maelstrom" and "Un Crabe dans la Tete." Maybe I'm expecting too much. Or something it was never intended to be.


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