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Chaos and Desire (2002)

La turbulence des fluides (original title)
A seismologist investigates the mysterious cessation of the tides near her Quebec home town.

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Manon Briand

Writer:

Manon Briand
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascale Bussières ... Alice Bradley
Julie Gayet ... Catherine Rolland
Jean-Nicolas Verreault ... Marc Vandal
Geneviève Bujold ... Colette Lasalle
Norman Helms Norman Helms ... Michel
Vincent Bilodeau ... Simon Deslandes
Gabriel Arcand ... L'éditeur
Jean-Pierre Ronfard Jean-Pierre Ronfard ... Hanspeter
Stephen Chang ... Hijikata
Peter Kosaka Peter Kosaka ... Mori
Tsuyu Shimizu ... Yoko
Luc Proulx ... Réal
Ji-yan Seguin ... Camille
Denise Dubois ... Madame Guillet
Suzanne Garceau ... Soeur Berthe
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Storyline

Seismologist Alice Bradley is despatched to her home town of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, to investigate why the tides have stopped flowing there. She is reunited with an old college friend, reporter Catherine Rolland, and meets roguish pilot Marc Vandal. It soon becomes apparent that the problems with the tide coincided with a variety of odd behaviour amongst the Baie-Comeau residents, and Alice gradually realises that the solution to the mystery may be stranger than she ever anticipated. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

French | English | Japanese

Release Date:

11 December 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Chaos and Desire See more »

Filming Locations:

Baie-Comeau, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,884
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The bailers on a CL-415 plane is 3 inches by 5 inches. So it's impossible for a full body to enter in the tanks when the plane is bailing water. See more »


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Performed by Goldfrapp
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way too corny
7 August 2010 | by dmmismSee all my reviews

This movie is unbelievably corny, and it's pretty disappointing at the end. I didn't mind it for most of the movie, but I was sort of appalled come the end--or, rather, a few minutes before the end, when the whole thing comes to wrap (or, in my opinion, completely unravel).

In fact, this movie is what inspired me to finally register at IMDb to write a review.

Julie Gayet earns the first three stars. The fourth goes to the rest of the cast and a fifth to the overall production being decent.

But yeah, this script seemed to be written by a high school junior who just got dumped and was trying to woo back his love...or otherwise attempting--and failing fantastically--to be profound.


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