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Sur le seuil (2003)

In Montreal, on the same day that a policeman shot twenty-one children, killing eleven, without any reason, the successful writer Thomas Roy amputates his fingers and tries to commit ... See full summary »

Director:

Éric Tessier

Writers:

Patrick Senécal (novel), Éric Tessier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Côté ... Dr. Paul Lacasse
Patrick Huard ... Thomas Roy
Catherine Florent Catherine Florent ... Jeanne Marcoux
Albert Millaire ... Père Lemay
Jean L'Italien ... Charles Monette
Jacques Lavallée ... Patrick Michaud
Jean Pierre Bergeron ... Père Boudreault
Nicolas Canuel ... Père Pivot
Normand D'Amour ... Louis Archambault
Frédérique Collin ... Madame Hénault
Annette Garant Annette Garant ... Infirmière Nicole
Christine Foley ... Claudette Roy
Alexis Bélec Alexis Bélec ... Jeune Père Lemay
Paul Doucet ... Inspecteur Goulet
Guy 'Borza' Boutet Guy 'Borza' Boutet ... Steve
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Storyline

In Montreal, on the same day that a policeman shot twenty-one children, killing eleven, without any reason, the successful writer Thomas Roy amputates his fingers and tries to commit suicide. Completely catatonic, he is treated by Dr. Paul Lacasse and his big fan, the pregnant Dr. Jeanne Marcoux, in a psychiatric hospital. When the journalist Charles Monette, who is writing a book about Thomas, schedules a meeting with Dr. Paul, he shows pieces of newspaper showing that Thomas was present to the last thirty-seven tragedies in Canada. Dr. Paul reads the notes and decides to investigate further the life of Thomas Roy, disclosing dark secrets about his past. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 March 2005 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Words See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD3,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$514,762, 5 October 2003

Gross USA:

$2,014,071

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,014,071
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Go Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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French Canadian homage to early Cronenberg (amongst others)
12 October 2016 | by burthelukymanSee all my reviews

Bad reviews here just don't give this movie a chance ! It's Eric Tessier's first feature lenght film, so sure it has some beginner's mistakes (mostly continuity) but as such, it's no different and in fact VERY reminiscent of David Cronenberg's early films (SHIVERS, RABID) to which Tessier obviously pays homage and gets inspiration from (along with other horror classics already mentioned in the reviews here). So as a first effort, it's quite good and more than worth a look as an early example of Quebec's Horror renaissance of the years 2000 ( including even better titles like ST MARTYRS DES DAMNÉS/ST MARTYRS OF THE DAMNED (2005) and LES 7 JOURS DU TALION/7 DAYS (2010) which, like SUR LE SEUIL, is also inspired from a novel by Quebec's favourite horror writer Patrick Sénécal).


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