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Picture Claire (2001)

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A woman gets in way over her head when she's in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Semi Chellas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliette Lewis ... Claire Beaucage
Gina Gershon ... Lily Warden
Mickey Rourke ... Eddie
Callum Keith Rennie ... Laramie
Kelly Harms Kelly Harms ... Billy Stuart
Camilla Rutherford ... Cynthia Lacey
Peter Stebbings ... Culver
Tracy Wright ... Detective Sweeney
Raoul Bhaneja ... Detective Lee
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Pawnbroker
Barbara Eve Harris ... Patricia
Elena Kudaba Elena Kudaba ... Donut Lady
Charles Officer ... Cab Driver
Dean McDermott ... Attendant at the Station
Sonja Mills Sonja Mills ... Chalk Artist
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Storyline

In Montreal, Claire Beaucage loses her belongings when her apartment burns on fire. She decides to travel to Toronto to move to her boyfriend's place, the photographer Billy Stuart. Speaking only French, she is mistakenly taken as Lily Warden, a woman that killed a smuggler in a coffee shop. The police chase Claire, who does not understand what is happening, while two sadistic criminals chases Lily, who is the second floor neighbor of Billy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

14 August 2003 (Hungary) See more »

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Claire's Hat See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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The majority of the film was shot in Kensington Market on the west side of Toronto's downtown. The filming location for the donut shot where Eddie (Mickey Rourke's character) was killed and the location used as Billy's (Kelly Harms' character) apartment are both on Kensington Avenue directly across the street from each other. Other locations used are College Street and Union Station (the locker scene). See more »

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Middle of the marquee noir
7 June 2003 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Picture Claire" tells of two women whose paths cross in Toronto leading to a mix up which involves innocent but determined Claire (Lewis) in some nefarious skullduggery with a female heavy (Gershon). A noir drama, "PC" has a minimal script and tells most of its story with video and some overdone montaging and other visual effects. Filler is used in lieu of story depth and we're stuck watching a whole lot of running around, hiding, looking for stuff, etc. Lewis plays a French speaker and only utters phrases throughout the film while Rourke, who's high on the roster, gets only a 5 minute role. In spite of all the contrivances and lack of substance, "Picture Claire" does manage a nominal level of entertainment and will appeal most to Lewis or Gershon fans and others into film noir. (C+)

Note - The DVD I watched had no closed captions or subtitles.


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