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Aurora Borealis (2005)

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A troubled young man struggling to right himself after the premature death of his father.

Director:

James C.E. Burke (as James Burke)

Writer:

Brent Boyd
8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joshua Jackson ... Duncan Shorter
Steven Pasquale ... Jacob Shorter
Katie Griffin ... Sandy
Zack Ward ... Lindstrom
Tyler Labine ... Finn
Donald Sutherland ... Ronald Shorter
Louise Fletcher ... Ruth Shorter
Mark Andrada Mark Andrada ... Clerk
Juliette Lewis ... Kate
Jim Feather Jim Feather ... Mr. Gunderson
Judy Sinclair Judy Sinclair ... Linda Shorter
Welcome Ngozi Welcome Ngozi ... Hamit Arfaya
John Kapelos ... Stu
Dorion Davis Dorion Davis ... Lucy
Timm Sharp ... Hacksetter
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Storyline

Duncan is a depressed 20-something who has just lost another job. He makes extra money by letting out his flat for his brother's romantic trysts, but when a job comes up as a caretaker in his grandparent's building he takes it. His grandfather has Parkinson's Disease and he and his wife have a caregiver whom Duncan finds compellingly upbeat. As they begin a tentative romance, and Duncan spends more time with his grandparents, he begins to face his feelings about the early loss of his father. A moving drama, set in a frigid Minnesota landscape. Written by johnno.r[at]xtra.co.nz

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Love is the hardest job to hold. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aurora Boreal See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,321, 17 September 2006

Gross USA:

$60,729

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,729
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The bridge (I-35W) where Duncan and Kate are standing under where he throws the snowball and says "Some things are built to last, and others fall apart", collapsed in 2007. See more »

Connections

References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »

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Breath In Time
Written by Tony Pine and Lance Horwedel
Performed by Bar 61
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an experience
4 July 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

it could be a beautiful film. high acting, charming story, precise nuances, romanticism and drama in right doses.but, I admit, for me it represents an experience. for its honesty, for the delicate exploration of nuances of fundamental pillars of life, for science of detail and, sure, for inspired music. it could be the film of Kiefer Sutherland who does a magnificent role but it is a sort of question about the values of spectator. it could be the film of Joshua Jackson who becomes more than a nice promise but it is more. it is perfect movie for reflection. well made, profound and useful, it is a must see it. for a motif who has not place in words. maybe, for an experience.


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