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The Collector (2002)

Le collectionneur (original title)
The detective Maud Graham hides her sensibility behind the image of a strong and independant woman. She frequently offers her hospitality to a 16-year-old prostitute, Grégoire, a young man ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Beaudin

Writers:

Jean Beaudin (screenplay), Chrystine Brouillet (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maude Guérin ... Maude Graham
Luc Picard ... Michel Rochon
Lawrence Arcouette Lawrence Arcouette ... Grégoire
Charles-André Bourassa Charles-André Bourassa ... Frédéric Tanguay
Yves Jacques ... François Berger / Babette Brown
Julie Ménard Julie Ménard ... Josée
Yvan Ponton ... Robert Fecteau
Christian Bégin ... Roger Moreau
Alexis Martin ... Alain Gagnon
François Papineau ... Claude Brunet
Michel Deschênes Michel Deschênes ... Michel Rochon à 12 ans
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Guy Bouchard ... Journaliste
Yves Corbeil
Isabelle Miquelon ... Journaliste
Marie-Josée Tremblay Marie-Josée Tremblay
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Storyline

The detective Maud Graham hides her sensibility behind the image of a strong and independant woman. She frequently offers her hospitality to a 16-year-old prostitute, Grégoire, a young man who became her friend. But when the teenager decides to invite a 12-year-old boy who is running away from home, Maud is near illegality. In addition, the detective has to deal with a serial killer who had already killed and mutilated many women. When she understands that the killer is very intelligent and organized, she elaborates a strategy to arrest him. There starts a dangerous game where the two teenagers that Graham is protecting will be implied. The killer is getting closer, revealing more and more of his madness. Written by Salja Mussy <saljamussy@hotmail.com>

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Certains collectionnent les timbres, pas lui

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Thriller

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Alternate Versions

The German DVD version (Sunfilm Entertainment) is severely cut. Its runtime is 110:52 (25 fps). Also the aspect ratio is 1.78:1. See more »

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References Citizen X (1995) See more »

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Excellent thriller, poor DVD
24 August 2002 | by McD-2See all my reviews

The film The film itself is a very interesting approach to the thriller genre.

Just when I thought I had seen them all (psycho killer vs

detective), this film came to remind some can always improve

things. Instead of pure suspense/action, the film opens many sub- plots that brings an extra to the main plot and characters. It's a

must see for amateurs of the genre and fans of Luc Picard. Actors

are great as well as the filmography.

The DVD What really annoyed me was the DVD version itself. The film is

presented in an anamorphic (2:35:1) format. Wow. Oh, it's very

crisp. But the whole film is shrinked !! It is so annoying I couldn't

follow the story by times. Actors look small and fat, objects are all

deformed, the whole experience is ruined. This is a truly amateur- ish kind of mistake, one that cannot be explained coming from

Chrystal Films and a 5$million dollar production. Thank god I saw

it at the theater.

Bottom line If you wanna rent the film, it's better to rent the VHS. It won't be

distorted and shrinked. Extras on the 2nd disc are nice though.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 February 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Québec City, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD5,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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