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Snow Cake (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 8 September 2006 (UK)
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A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex Hughes
... Vivienne Freeman
Jackie Brown ... Waitress
... John Neil
Scott Wickware ... Senior Cop
Johnny Goltz ... Rookie Cop
... Clyde
Janet van de Graaf ... Meryl (as Janet van de Graaff)
... Maggie
... Florence
... Linda Freeman
Charlie ... Marilyn the Dog
... Diane Wooton
Nia Roberts ... Janet the Vet
... Jack the Optician
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Alex Hughes, an ex-convict, is on a road trip to Winnipeg to see an old friend. Along the way, he meets the annoying, but vivacious, Vivienne Freeman who manages to bum a ride with him. Just as he begins to warm to this eccentric girl, Alex's vehicle is in a serious automobile accident that kills Vivienne. After his meeting with the police, Alex decides to speak with Vivienne's mother. Upon arrival at her home, Alex discovers that the mother, Linda, is a highly functional autistic woman who convinces him to stay long to take out the garbage the day after the funeral he agrees to arrange. In those few days, Alex discovers new friends and learns more about the uniqueness of Linda even as he struggles to come to terms with his own grief. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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life happens when you least expect it. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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8 September 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Um Certo Olhar  »

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€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,113, 29 December 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,014, 10 June 2007
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Alan Rickman read the script and actually suggested Sigourney Weaver for the role of Linda. He even telephoned Weaver, and told her she had to read the script, as there was a role he felt she could play perfectly in it. Rickman and Weaver had previously worked together in the film Galaxy Quest (1999), where Rickman's character was also named Alex. See more »

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On two separate occasions, Linda refers to distances in miles. It is unlikely that a Canadian would instinctively use miles when expressing distance, as Canada uses kilometres. See more »

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Linda Freeman: Perfectamundo.
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Referenced in Snow Cake: Behind the Scenes (2007) See more »

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Alright Now
Performed by Free
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd
under licence from Universal Music Enterprises
Written by Paul Rodgers & Andy Fraser
Published by Blue Mountain Music Ltd
Administered by Fairwood Music Ltd
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Captivating - a Unique and Delicious Masterpiece
21 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

How often do you encounter a film that you want to watch again as soon as you have just finished watching it? How often does a film about the range of human interaction, including the 'disability' of unconventional communication, not become a hindrance to enjoyment? How often do we get the opportunity to see an eclectic gathering of some of the most iconic actors ('Alien', 'Harry Potter', 'The Matrix) of our time in an art-house, 'minority' movie about philosophical issues, instead of big-budget Hollywood-studio stereotypical scenarios? What happens if you make an intelligent, optimistic, puzzle film, encompassing every emotion, plus with a heart, but omit bias, moralising and lecturing? Is such a film possible?

Wow! If you have never even thought to ask these questions you will be amazed by this film, and if you have asked these questions, then this film is the reward that other people thought them too and knew how to manifest them perfectly!

Total respect to all responsible for this unique and delicious masterpiece. :)


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