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The Five Senses (1999)

Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman, while her daughter accidentally loses the woman's ... See full summary »

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Anna Miller
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Ruth Seraph
Elize Frances Stolk ...
Amy Lee Miller
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Rachel Seraph
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Robert
Philippe Volter ...
Dr. Richard Jacob
Clinton Walker ...
Carl
Astrid Van Wieren ...
Richard's Patient
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Rupert
Paul Bettis ...
Richard's Doctor
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Justin
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Airport Clerk
Sandi Stahlbrand ...
TV Reporter #1
Amanda Soha ...
Sylvie
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Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman, while her daughter accidentally loses the woman's pre-school daughter in the park. The older daughter meets a voyeur (vision), a professional house-cleaner has an acute sense of smell, a cake maker has lost her sense of taste, and an older man is losing his hearing. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Nothing can cure the soul but the senses. -- Oscar Wilde

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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3 December 1999 (UK)  »

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Cinco sentidos  »

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$26,653 (USA) (14 July 2000)

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$497,091 (USA) (18 August 2000)
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Robert: [about a new cologne he has just received as a gift] It smells like love.
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EL FOOL
Written by Alejandra Núñez
Performed by Proyecto Urbano
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Thoughtful careful movie
20 January 2002 | by (La La Land) – See all my reviews

Roger Ebert made a point once that you can always tell when you're watching a film made in Canada because they take their time telling the story. No different here as a bunch of fascinating plots all revolve at the same time. Some quiet surprises are sprinkled throughout that make complete sense to the characters but perhaps not as well by the viewer. Whenever you see Mary Louise Parker in any movie, you know you're in for something interesting. She plays a chef whose visual masterpieces never taste as good as they look. A highly original work of delicate screenwriting with some of the most potent quiet moments of any recent film.


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