Maelstrom


1h 28m 2000

Brief Synopsis

During one rainy summer night, 25-year-old Bibiane Champagne hits a man with her car. The victim, a 53-year-old fishmonger whom Bibiane abandons on the street, manages to get back home and die peacefully in his kitchen. Bibiane's life descends into chaos. Just as she risks her life to erase all proo

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Astral Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; La Societe De Developpement Des Enterprises Culturelles; Sodec; Sodec; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/ARROW FEATURES; Arrow Features; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Cineplex Odeon Films; Id Distribution; Momentum Pictures Limited; Xenix Filmdistribution
Location
Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

During one rainy summer night, 25-year-old Bibiane Champagne hits a man with her car. The victim, a 53-year-old fishmonger whom Bibiane abandons on the street, manages to get back home and die peacefully in his kitchen. Bibiane's life descends into chaos. Just as she risks her life to erase all proof of her actions, she is given a second chance. With the help of Evian, a man she encounters, she finally comes to terms with her life. The storyteller is a fish, a fish that hails from the aquatic magma present at the very beginning of the universe.

Crew

Caroline Alder

Other

Charles Aznavour

Song Performer ("Les Deux Guitares "Et Pourtant")

Nathalie Bayle

Script Supervisor

Mathieu Beaudin

Sound Effects Editor

Mathieu Beaudin

Sound Designer

Simon-pier Belanger

Floor Manager

Daniel Bisson

Post-Production Audio

Nathalie Boileau

Music Collaborator

Patrick Bouchard

Other

Vincent Bouchard

Other

Luc Boudrias

Dialogue Mixer

Djina Caron

Key Makeup Artist

Jo Caron

Sound Effects Recording

Martin Cazes

Other

Richard Comeau

Editor

Gilles Corbeil

Sound Recordist

Lise Dagenias

Titles/Opticals

Claude Dallaire

Assistant Director

Jerome Decarie

Sound Effects

Pierre Desrochers

Music

Ida Durand

Production Coordinator

Alain Dussault

Graphics

Sofie Essiembre

Sound Editing Coordinator

Roger Frappier

Producer

Carole Gagnon

Dialogue Editor

Ange-albert Gaultier

Other

Louis Gignac

Sound Mixer

Sylvain Gingras

Production Designer

Renee Gosselin

Production Manager

Mireille Goulet

Assistant Director

Edvard Grieg

Songs ("Maelstrom I" "Maelstrom Ii" "Le Grand Telephone Blanc" "When You'Re Not Around" "Concerto Pour Piano Et Orchestre En La Mineur Op 16 (Adagio)")

Jean Handfield

Helicopter Pilot

Daniel Jacob

Makeup Artist

Lynn Kellogg

Song Performer ("Good Morning Starshine")

Sylvie Lacoste

Post-Production Coordinator

Serge Langlois

Titles/Opticals

Andre Laperriere

Special Effects (Intrigue)

Stephane Lefebvre

Stunt Coordinator

Auree Tommi Lepage

Assistant Director

Geoffrey Mitchell

Music Recordist/Mixer

Karine Monssen

Sound Editing Coordinator

Melba Moore

Song Performer ("Good Morning Starshine")

Atoine Morin

Sound Effects Editor

Adrien Morot

Fish Entity & Creator/Operator (Maestro)

Henri Normand

Assistant Director

Ginette Pare

Supervising Set Decorator

Daniel Perez

Key Hairdresser

Conrad Perreault

Photography Consultant

Jacques Plante

Post-Synch Director

Yvon Rivard

Script Collaborator

Lucie Robitaille

Casting Director

Francois Senneville

Sound Effects Editor

Denis Sperdouklis

Costume Designer

Andre Turpin

Director Of Photography

Steve Vaillancourt

Other

Luc Vandal

Producer

Denis Villeneuve

Screenwriter

Sylvie Vincent

Location Manager

Tom Waits

Song Performer ("The Ocean Doesn'T Want Me" "All Stripped Down")

Hanna Yee

Hairdresser

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Astral Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; La Societe De Developpement Des Enterprises Culturelles; Sodec; Sodec; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/ARROW FEATURES; Arrow Features; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Cineplex Odeon Films; Id Distribution; Momentum Pictures Limited; Xenix Filmdistribution
Location
Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Panorama Fipresci international critics prize at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival.

Winner of five 2000 Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Achievement in Direction, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Marie-Josee Croze), Best Screenplay (Denis Villeneuve) and Best Achievement in Cinematography, from the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television. Nominated for a further five awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Jean-Nicolas Verreault), Best Achievement in Art Direction/ Production Design (Sylvain Gingras), Best Achievement in Editing, Best Achievement in Overall Sound and Best Achievement in Sound Editing.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Canadian Film and the award for Best Cinematography at the 2000 Montreal World Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter January 25, 2002

Released in United States April 5, 2002

Released in United States on Video March 18, 2003

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States February 2001

Released in United States April 2001

Released in United States June 2001

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 24 - September 4, 2000.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 21-28, 2001.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 7-18, 2001.

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Dramatic Features) April 20-28, 2001.

Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 8-22, 2001.

Shown at the French-American Film Workshop in Avignon, France (in competition) June 22-27, 2001.

Released in United States Winter January 25, 2002

Released in United States April 5, 2002 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video March 18, 2003

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 24 - September 4, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.)

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.)

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 21-28, 2001.)

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 7-18, 2001.)

Released in United States April 2001 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Dramatic Features) April 20-28, 2001.)

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 8-22, 2001.)

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at the French-American Film Workshop in Avignon, France (in competition) June 22-27, 2001.)