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Credited cast:
Carl Alacchi
Audrey Benoit Audrey Benoit ... TV Personality
France Castel
Pascal Contamine Pascal Contamine ... Joël
Stéphane Crête
Micheline Dahlander Micheline Dahlander
Normand Daneau ... Collin
Stéphane Demers ... Gilles Ouellette
Pascale Desrochers ... Une guichetière
André Forcier
Eve Gadouas
Gabriel Gascon Gabriel Gascon ... Crépuscule
Patricia Groleau Patricia Groleau
Élise Guilbault ... Propriétaire
Marjolaine Huard Marjolaine Huard
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Through an immigrant cab driver, our world collides with a nervous filmmaker, a lawyer whose new breasts her ex-boyfriend wants to see, a mystery man, a gay man who may or may not be HIV-positive, and a birthday girl who got stood up. It is a mixture of laughter and sadness, all floating on a sea of philosophy. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Canada

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French | English

Release Date:

25 September 1997 (Uruguay) See more »

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Космос See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Max Films Productions See more »
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The hotel lobby is actually Place Ville-Marie's lobby, (in Montréal, Canada). See more »

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When Cosmos (the taxi driver) arrives to help Fanny, her car hood is opened. When he starts the process of boosting her car, the hood is closed. See more »

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An intelligent, artistic film
31 January 2001 | by christian94See all my reviews

This movie is a perfect example of the use of film as an artistic expression. It is different, and should thus be seen with an open-mind. There are different writers/directors for different part of the film and I must say that some are better than others (If they were all at the same level, it would easily receive a 10/10). The pace is generally slow, but appropriate silences and the singular contribution of black & white color (or lack thereof) assure that you pay attention to what's going on. One director experiments with unusual camera angles quite successfully. The dialogue in every piece is spectacular, giving both a realistic portrayal of characters and a very intelligent analysis of society. The storytelling aspect is somewhat inferior, but this can be expected with the miss-match of barely related stories. Plus it makes up more than enough in content. The acting is generally good, but I must point out the delightful performance of Marc Jeanty, who makes the perky ending of the movie worth the wait.

The stories are simple in themselves, but explore in depth vital aspects of contemporary humanity. The tone is nonchalant, but the underlining reflections are quite a propos. There may sometimes seem to be no links between the stories, but that may very well be the point. Everyone lives their lives independently, and only rarely are paths crossed...

This movie will by-in-large make you think, make you appreciate something artistically different, and even make you laugh whole-heartedly in this well orchestrated symbiosis of ideas.


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