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Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (2013)

Vic + Flo ont vu un ours (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 4 September 2013 (France)
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Two lesbian ex-cons, Victoria and Florence, are trying to make a new life in the backwoods of Quebec. Seeking peace and quiet, the couple slowly begin to feel under siege as Vic's probation... See full summary »

Director:

Denis Côté

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Denis Côté (screenplay)
3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierrette Robitaille ... Victoria Champagne
Romane Bohringer ... Florence Richemont
Marc-André Grondin ... Guillaume Perreira-Leduc
Marie Brassard ... Marina St-Jean / Jackie
Pier-Luc Funk ... Charlot Smith
Olivier Aubin ... Nicolas Smith
Georges Molnar Georges Molnar ... Émile Champagne
Guy Thauvette ... Yvon Champagne
Ramon Cespedes Ramon Cespedes ... Complice de Jackie
Ted Pluviose ... L'amant
Raoul Fortier-Mercier Raoul Fortier-Mercier ... Le Cadet
Johanne Haberlin Johanne Haberlin ... Gérante du Bar
Dany Boudreault Dany Boudreault ... Pilote GoKart
Mathis Desputeau Mathis Desputeau
Inka Malovic ... La Policière
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Two lesbian ex-cons, Victoria and Florence, are trying to make a new life in the backwoods of Quebec. Seeking peace and quiet, the couple slowly begin to feel under siege as Vic's probation office keeps unexpectedly popping up and a strange woman in the neighborhood soon turns out to be an increasingly menacing shadow from Flo's past. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 September 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

(Nov 2017) : Denis Côté's screenplay translated and directed by Michael MacKenzie into a play titled Vic and Flo Saw a Bear at small venue, Centaur Theatre, Montréal with Julie Tamiko Manning as Vic, Natalie Liconti as Flo, Alexandre Lavigne as Daniel and Leslie Baker as Jackie. See more »

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13 August 2013 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

It's captivating if you let it, as another reviewer stated here. It's very strange that even though you feel that the movie goes off a couple of times (you could also call it being inconsistent and off-balance), there is a weird enticing element to it. And it's not the fact that we have lesbians in the main role.

There is another level to the movie, that is a layer of mystery, that might leave you with a few questions you might not be able to answer. But you'll either cherish that thought or think that it is redundant. If it's the former you will be able to enjoy the movie to a certain degree. The relationships between characters is very important. But the ending is really not holding back either ... You'll love it or hate it


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