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Mars et Avril (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 5 October 2012 (USA)
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Based on an acclaimed graphic novel, Mars & Avril is set in Montreal of the future, at the dawn of the first human landing on Mars, and tells the story of a musician who becomes obsessed with his muse.

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Martin Villeneuve
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Languirand ... Jacob Obus
Caroline Dhavernas ... Avril
Paul Ahmarani ... Arthur
Robert Lepage ... Eugène Spaak - tête
Jean Asselin Jean Asselin ... Eugène Spaak - corps / Serveur automate
Stéphane Demers ... Bernard Brel
Jean Marchand ... Pneumatologue
Kathleen Fortin ... Modèle d'Arthur
Marcel Sabourin ... Capucin
André Montmorency ... Pierrot
Gabriel Gascon Gabriel Gascon ... Arlequin
Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais ... Marsonaute no. 1
Pierre Leblanc Pierre Leblanc ... Marsonaute no. 2
Richard Robitaille Richard Robitaille ... Marsonaute no. 3
Khanh Hua Khanh Hua ... Serveur automate
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Storyline

Montreal, the future. Elderly jazz musician Jacob Obus (Jacques Languirand) still draws in audiences with his mesmerizing performances, playing instruments based on female models, designed by his much younger pal Arthur (Paul Ahmarani). The latest model, intriguing artist Avril (Caroline Dhavernas), entices both Arthur and Jacob. In the resulting love triangle, the old musician is ultimately victorious and appears to be in love for the first time in his life. But then Avril is accidentally transported to Mars, where the first manned mission just happened to land. Enter Eugène Spaak (Robert Lepage), inventor, cosmologist and Arthur's father, who unveils a new theory about man's desire to reach Mars and helps Jacob find the true meaning of life and love. Written by Mars et Avril Inc.

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mars and April See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD2,250,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michèle Deslauriers, who's the actual voice of the Montreal Transportation Service which can be heard in the metro, provided the Montreal Teleportation Service's voice in the film. Michele Deslauriers is also Caroline Dhavernas' mother. See more »

Quotes

Eugène Spaak - tête: Ideas don't belong to you, they belong to the universe, your role is simply to translate them.
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Soundtracks

Dream Pétrole
(2:57)
Composed by Benoît Charest
Courtesy of Simone Records (available on iTunes and in vinyl record)
Under license from EMA Films & Mars et Avril Inc.
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Best of Quebec's cinema
24 June 2013 | by oragexSee all my reviews

Yes, this is not a perfect movie, I didn't give 10 stars for achievement. I gave it for pure directing talent. You need to understand Quebec's movie industry. The mainstream movies here benefit heavily from financial government support. Mainstream movies here have average scenarios at best, and most of the time the acting is theatrical when it's not sub par. Even with some of the best paid actors here in the french province. Probably it's all under the influence of a group of people who don't really care about passion and quality.

Not so with this particular picture. Compared with the rest of the local productions, this film is pure bliss. Actually, without being partisan, this picture reminds of one of the best Quebec's directors, Robert Lepage. He also has a role in the film. Actually, Lepage is a genius born at the wrong place where he doesn't receive the deserved recognition. Will Martin Villeneuve be luckier?


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