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Sur le seuil (2003)

In Montreal, on the same day that a policeman shot twenty-one children, killing eleven, without any reason, the successful writer Thomas Roy amputates his fingers and tries to commit ... See full summary »

Director:

Éric Tessier

Writers:

Patrick Senécal (novel), Éric Tessier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Côté ... Dr. Paul Lacasse
Patrick Huard ... Thomas Roy
Catherine Florent Catherine Florent ... Jeanne Marcoux
Albert Millaire ... Père Lemay
Jean L'Italien ... Charles Monette
Jacques Lavallée ... Patrick Michaud
Jean Pierre Bergeron ... Père Boudreault
Nicolas Canuel ... Père Pivot
Normand D'Amour ... Louis Archambault
Frédérique Collin ... Madame Hénault
Annette Garant Annette Garant ... Infirmière Nicole
Christine Foley ... Claudette Roy
Alexis Bélec Alexis Bélec ... Jeune Père Lemay
Paul Doucet ... Inspecteur Goulet
Guy 'Borza' Boutet Guy 'Borza' Boutet ... Steve
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Storyline

In Montreal, on the same day that a policeman shot twenty-one children, killing eleven, without any reason, the successful writer Thomas Roy amputates his fingers and tries to commit suicide. Completely catatonic, he is treated by Dr. Paul Lacasse and his big fan, the pregnant Dr. Jeanne Marcoux, in a psychiatric hospital. When the journalist Charles Monette, who is writing a book about Thomas, schedules a meeting with Dr. Paul, he shows pieces of newspaper showing that Thomas was present to the last thirty-seven tragedies in Canada. Dr. Paul reads the notes and decides to investigate further the life of Thomas Roy, disclosing dark secrets about his past. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 March 2005 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Words See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD3,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$514,762, 5 October 2003

Gross USA:

$2,014,071

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,014,071
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Go Films See more »
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Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Pale
12 August 2009 | by dusan-22See all my reviews

This film has no dynamic composition to nail you to the screen. Pity, as it really has wonderful actors, some beautiful camera work. Idea is pure mediocrity and all the film could be done in 20 minutes and we wouldn't even remember what happened during the rest of the time and certainly wouldn't regret. As for the plot, I don't see it original. Evil in human form transformed into controversial social character of individual, all that has been exploated a million times especially since the early years of the 70s, and then later on we got tons of movies where "the evil" is being spread around causing disasters, while all the time being observed by skeptic representatives of modern science. 2 out of 10, if you ask me.


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