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La face cachée de la lune (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 September 2004 (Sweden)
After the death of his mother, a man tries to discover a meaning to his life, to the universe and to rebuild a relationship with the only family he has left: his brother.

Director:

Robert Lepage

Writers:

Robert Lepage (play), Robert Lepage

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Lepage ... Philippe / André
Anne-Marie Cadieux ... La mère
Marco Poulin Marco Poulin ... Carl
Céline Bonnier ... Nathalie
Fabrice Mongeau Fabrice Mongeau ... Philippe á 15 ans
Raphaël Dury Raphaël Dury ... Philippe á 7 ans
Étienne Bouchard-Dauphin Étienne Bouchard-Dauphin ... André á 8 ans
Gregory Hlady ... L'interpréte
Yves Amyot Yves Amyot ... Le barman
Richard Fréchette Richard Fréchette ... Le médecin
Érika Gagnon Érika Gagnon ... Philippe's Supervisor
Sergei Priselkov ... Alexei Leonov (as Sergei Prisselkov)
Sophie Faucher ... Presenter
Lorraine Côté Lorraine Côté ... Marie-Madeleine Bonsecours
Oleg Belkin Oleg Belkin ... Le garde du corps
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Storyline

Forty-something Quebeçois Philippe Roberge is floundering in his life. He believes that no one listens to him or takes him seriously. A graduate student in Philosophy of Scientific Culture, he has just failed his Ph.D. dissertation for the second time, his theory of interest in outer space being a narcissistic response from man being widely rejected throughout the community. To make ends meet, he works selling newspaper subscriptions. And he has a cordial but basically non-existent relationship with his ex-wife. Philippe examines his life in response to the recent death of his mother coupled with his dissertation beliefs. Although she lived in a care home, he acted as her primary caregiver. His only remaining family is his younger gay brother, André, the two who could not have more different temperaments. As such, they do not get along. Following his mother's death, Philippe's thoughts about his life are influenced by three major incidents: being invited to speak at a major conference... Written by Huggo

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English | Russian

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Die andere Seite des Mondes See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,721, 4 December 2005

Gross USA:

$11,367, 12 February 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is an adaptation of the play of the same name, also written and directed by Robert Lepage. See more »

Goofs

When Philippe asks André to adopt their recently deceased mother's pet goldfish, André responds that he's allergic to fish, to which Philippe states that André's only allergic to eating fish. Later, when the two are discussing where they should go for dinner, André suggests going for sushi. See more »


Soundtracks

Dazed and Confused
Written by Jimmy Page
Performed by Led Zeppelin
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Philosophical, tragic yet comical
29 June 2006 | by jerry4444See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect when I went to see this movie, as the reviews that I've read were mixed. Yet I was not disappointed as the movie dealt with the elements of life in general, from an intergalactic perspective.

The movie revolves around Philippe, who is single and delusional. He is fascinated by outer space and believes that space is really the final frontier for mankind. The death of his mother brought him in contact with his brother who seems to be more successful in his career and life.

Relationships with loved ones, dreams and hopes, failures and success and good music made this movie worth watching. It's about living and not giving up your dreams.


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