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The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge (2000)

La moitié gauche du frigo (original title)
Christophe agrees to be filmed by his roommate Stéphane, while he is searching for a meaningful engineering job. Since he voluntarily resigned his job when he was to be moved to quality ... See full summary »

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Philippe Falardeau
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Ahmarani ... Christophe
Stéphane Demers ... Stéphane
Geneviève Néron ... Odile
Jules Philip Jules Philip ... Philippe
Alexandrine Agostini Alexandrine Agostini ... Christine
Marie-Andrée Corneille Marie-Andrée Corneille ... Marie-Hélène
Khanh Hua Khanh Hua ... Bu Boui
Sylvain Bellemare ... Preneur de son
Elyzabeth Walling Elyzabeth Walling ... Fille dans le bar (as Elizabeth Walling)
Daniel Brière ... Fonctionnaire du centre d'emploi
Noel Burton ... Directeur Alca-Tech
Robert Morin ... Chasseur de tête
Denis Girard Denis Girard ... Vendeur d'auto
François Fauteux François Fauteux ... Voix du producteur Tr4ction Av4nt (voice)
Marie-Hélène Copti Marie-Hélène Copti ... Secrétaire Tr4ction Av4nt
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Christophe agrees to be filmed by his roommate Stéphane, while he is searching for a meaningful engineering job. Since he voluntarily resigned his job when he was to be moved to quality control, he does not get unemployment benefits, and goes to classes on how to contest the decision. Christophe sells his car, while Stéphane receives more funding for the film, and can hire a sound man. However, the crew following Christophe with a camera is a hinderance in his job-hunting. After spending the night with Christophe, his girlfriend Odile, an artist working as a supermarket cashier, takes over the camera and films the roommates as they get up. Finally Christophe finds a few days work dismantling machines for a company that is moving to Mexico, but his cameraman causes problems after interviewing the president of the company in the washroom. Written by Will Gilbert

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 October 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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$11,180
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Dolby

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heart is in the right place...
28 July 2002 | by deandra71See all my reviews

...but the acting should've been more real. It feels very fake.

Some scenes were really funny and flowed well with the rest of the film. And it might be worth watching for its attempt at a mock doc. But again, if the acting was more natural, this film would've worked.


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