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Soft Shell Man (2001)

Un crabe dans la tête (original title)
An emotionally immature underwater photographer returns home to an affair with his best friend's deaf girlfriend and unresolved issues with the wife he left six months before.

Director:

André Turpin

Writer:

André Turpin
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Cast

Credited cast:
David La Haye ... Alex
Isabelle Blais ... Marie
Emmanuel Bilodeau ... Samuel
Chantal Giroux Chantal Giroux ... Sara
Pascale Desrochers ... Audrey
Vincent Bilodeau ... Gallery director
Charles Turpin Charles Turpin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Ahmarani ... Bruni
Sylvain Bellemare ... Homme dans le champ
Thai-Hoa Le ... Jules
Sophie Prégent ... Simone
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An emotionally immature underwater photographer returns home to an affair with his best friend's deaf girlfriend and unresolved issues with the wife he left six months before.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 February 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Soft Shell Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Aylmer, Québec, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Excellent movie
13 March 2002 | by maximo23See all my reviews

From reading the above comments, I imagine that most these people are so used to a "hollywood" movie structure that when they're presented with something that shifts away from that, they just can't make sense out of it. The characters are fully developed, and I think the protagonist, Alex, is extremely believable. He has sympathy towards people who might not deserve it and then he can't get a hold of himself when he's about to put one of his precious relationships at risk. So what? That's exactly how we behave in real life too.

The cinematography is awesome, the music is beautiful, the plot is extremely interesting. And all the characters are so...French-Canadian.... I think you have to be French to understand that those situations are not unrealistic.

That's why I like Canadian movies - they are different, and tell the story as it is, without trying to embelish situations or try to tie the knots for the viewer... they assume the viewer is intelligent enough to take his own conclusions. Well, not all of them anyway...


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