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Chaos and Desire (2002)

La turbulence des fluides (original title)
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

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 ... 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 ... Réal
Ji-yan Seguin ... Camille
Denise Dubois ... Madame Guillet
Suzanne Garceau ... Soeur Berthe
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Storyline

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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Country:

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Language:

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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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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,884
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Helicopter rotor visible in the top left corner of the screen in one shot of Marc's plane flying over the forest, towards the beginning of the movie. See more »

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Lovely Head
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Performed by Goldfrapp
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A Small Art Film from Quebec
16 November 2012 | by ronchowSee all my reviews

This is not a 'great' film from Quebec but I find it worth my time. At places it was uneven, but the storyline and the characters portrayed in the film are interesting enough to hold my attention throughout.

Acting by actress Pascale Bussières was a bit constraint at times but she was fairly convincing as a scientist with a troubled past. The opening of the film showed her working in Tokyo but this portion of the plot is later on proved to be totally unnecessary and irrelevant to the story.

The film has other shortcoming too. But if you keep in mind this is a low-budget art film, you will still get quite a bit of enjoyment out of it.


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