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I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)

R | | Comedy, Drama | March 1988 (USA)
Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer, and idolizes Gabrielle for her artistic ability. When Gabrielle ... See full summary »

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3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer, and idolizes Gabrielle for her artistic ability. When Gabrielle rekindles an old romantic relationship with the younger painter Mary, Polly becomes jealous, and discovers Gabrielle is not who she claims to be. Written by Mike Jones

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Isn't life the strangest thing you've ever seen?

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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March 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le chant des sirènes  »

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$262,000 (estimated)

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$1,408,491 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Patricia Rozema performed a number of roles on this film. Rozema appears in a cameo and was the editor, the director, a producer and the screen-writer. See more »

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Polly Vandersma: Isn't life the strangest thing you've ever seen?
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Viens, Mallika, les liane en fleurs (from Lakmé)
Composed by Léo Delibes
Courtesy of Pathé Marconi
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Absolute Beauty
25 July 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

What can one say? This is an utterly gorgeous film. It's sort of a cross between 'Brazil' and Woody Allen movies. You can always tell a good director by their choice of background music in their films. This film's director is expert at picking music that adds to the wonderment of many scenes perfectly. Polly the weirdo redhead was one of the great movie characters of the 1980's. You don't just see this film, you live it.


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