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An Eye for Beauty (2014)

Le règne de la beauté (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 15 May 2014 (Canada)
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Luc, an architect and married man from Quebec, begins an extramarital affair with Lindsay while on a business trip to Toronto.

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Denys Arcand

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Denys Arcand
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Cast

Credited cast:
Éric Bruneau ... Luc / Husband
Mélanie Thierry ... Stéphanie / Wife
Melanie Merkosky ... Lindsay / Luc's lover
Marie-Josée Croze ... Isabelle / Melissa's lesbian husband
Geneviève Boivin-Roussy ... Melissa / Isabelle's wife
Michel Forget ... Roger / Manon's husband
Mathieu Quesnel Mathieu Quesnel ... Nicolas / Karine's husband
Magalie Lépine Blondeau ... Karine / Nicola's wife
Yves Jacques ... Pascal
Juana Acosta ... Juana / Luc's girlfriend
Johanne-Marie Tremblay Johanne-Marie Tremblay ... Manon / Roger's wife
Leni Parker Leni Parker ... Sarah Handelsman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bandey ... Lord Glencoe
Michel Blackburn ... Citoyen
Nick Diabo Nick Diabo ... Saskatoon
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Storyline

Luc leads a peaceful life with his wife Stephanie, a sports instructor, in the wonderful region of Charlevoix in Quebec. A splendid wife, beautiful house, faithful friends, hunting, skiing, hockey - a perfect life, one would say. But it is marked by the severe depression that hit Stephanie and she is enamored of Melissa, a nurse and friend of the couple and she is the wife of Isabelle, a doctor. While honored in Paris for his career as an architect, he accidentally meets Lindsay, a woman he once knew -met while he was in Toronto to participate on a jury. He remembers their story of love fulgurate they lived on two nights. Caught in a triangle of emotions, he puts everything in jeopardy to pursue her as his seemingly-perfect life begins to fall apart. Written by lament

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Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

15 May 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Nights See more »

Filming Locations:

La Malbaie, Québec, Canada See more »

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Cinémaginaire Inc. See more »
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1.85 : 1
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The movie has received the satirical ''Aurore'' award for "Best Quebec worst film of the year" (2015) given at the Gala des prix Aurore, part of the Radio-Canada satirical TV show Infoman. See more »

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Luc Sauvageau: In the centuries that follow, a civilization is always judged by its architecture. Building is an activity of hope. The hope that what we create will be useful and beautiful. The hope of telling future generations who we were. And the hope they will be moved, as we were by the architecture of those who came before us. Thank you.
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Visually Gorgeous and What Else?
24 September 2017 | by Moviegoer19See all my reviews

I saw this a couple of hours ago and am thinking about it now. First, it left me wanting to visit Quebec City, especially during the winter. The city and its surrounding countryside looked beautiful. Some of the homes in the film, which after all is about architects, are stunning. But mainly it's the story about one ambitious young architect who actually says that love is not the be all and end all in life. He lives this philosophy in that he loves more than one woman at once and chooses not to be faithful.

The ending of the film was sort of odd in that it just happened, without showing how, and we the viewers have to assume what happened. In that assumption is confirmation of the film's meaning, i.e., Luc had to pursue his lust/love of the moment, though that didn't mean that he no longer "loved" the previous ones. He just couldn't stay with them for he needs the new and novel. He is described as ambitious with regard to his architecture, and I'd say he is with his loves, too, in that he seems to keep trying for someone new and more beautiful.

Though Luc is portrayed as gentle in his personality, and subtle, the truth is he's a selfish macho person who constantly plays sports - six different ones in the film - not including hunting, in which he shoots geese, and can't help but fall in love and get involved with beautiful women. And, he appears happy, despite some intimation of guilt; he gets over it pretty well. He is the true powerful, white male, enjoying the best that life has to offer.


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