The Five Senses


1h 45m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Five urbanites examine the ways in which seemingly unconnected lives run parallel to each other and eventually intersect. Each key character has lost touch with one of their primary senses: teenage Rachel searches for her identity after losing the small child that was under her care; Rachel's mother

Film Details

Also Known As
Cinq Sens, Five Senses, Les Cinq Sens
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Canadian Broadcasting Company (Cbc); Canadian Film Or Video Production Tax Credit; Casablanca Sound Services; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Film Opticals Of Canada (Toronto); Films Effects; Harold Greenberg Fund; Ps Production Services; Starcraft; Sundance Institute; TTlTfilm Canada; The Movie Network
Distribution Company
CINEPLEX ODEON FILMS/FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES; Alliance Releasing; Aurum Producciones; Cinemien; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; Eurocine; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Fine Line Features; Id Distribution; Key Films; New Line Home Entertainment; Videocine; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Five urbanites examine the ways in which seemingly unconnected lives run parallel to each other and eventually intersect. Each key character has lost touch with one of their primary senses: teenage Rachel searches for her identity after losing the small child that was under her care; Rachel's mother is a massage therapist who curiously loses her healing sense of touch with her frosty daughter; an opthalmologist is losing his hearing; a professional house cleaner can't sniff out a decent lover; and a cake decorator creates visually sumptuous but bland tasting pastries. Each, in their own way, must find out how to connect meaningfully with themselves and those that are close to them in order to make sense of their world in very personal ways.

Crew

Michael Achtman

Other

Sandor Ajzenstat

Grip

Allison Anders

Special Thanks

Eric Apps

Adr Recordist

Lynn Auerbach

Special Thanks (Sundance)

Terry Banting

Gaffer

Robyn Basian

Special Thanks

Rick Belleville

Other

Brenda Blake

Special Thanks (Fund)

Shimmy Brandes

Associate Producer

Rudy Braun

2nd Assistant Art Director

Fred Brennan

Special Thanks

Simon Brown

2nd Assistant Camera

Diane Brunjes

Trainee Assistant Editor

John Buchan

Casting (Toronto)

Hamish Buchanan

Graphics

Amnon Buchbinder

Special Thanks

Terry Burke

Foley Artist

Max Burke-phillips

Production Coordinator

William Cameron

Main Title Design

Ray Campbell

Assistant Sound Effects Editor

Robert Campbell

Other

Jennifer Capraru

Secondary Casting

Anthony Carolvillano

Craft Service (Starcraft)

Bryn Caron

3rd Assistant Director

Robert Caswell

Special Thanks

David Collins

Production Assistant (2nd Unit)

Sylvain Cournoyer

Key Makeup

Bradd Cowan

Location Assistant

Paul Cox

Special Thanks

Doug Dales

Special Thanks (Ps Production Services)

Dennis De Souza

Other

Lisa De Wilde

Special Thanks (The Movie Network)

Tom Deacon

Special Thanks

Darryl Dennis Deegan

Set Decorator

Noderick Deogrades

1st Assistant Picture Editor

Ed Douglas

Special Thanks

Glenn Douglas

Driver

John Dowland

Song ("Come To My Window")

Aleck Duncan

Driver

Ted East

Executive Producer

Atom Egoyan

Special Thanks

Johnnie Eisen

Still Photographer

Prudence Emery

Unit Publicist

David Erlichman

Key Grip

Cinar Eryasar

Other

Jason Fagan

Driver

Richard Feren

Special Thanks

David Findlay

Camera (2nd Unit)

Thom Fitzgerald

Special Thanks

Diane Flacks

Other

Bradley A. Flett

Extras Casting

Carlo Flinn

Driver

Jill Fraser

Special Thanks

Brian Freeman

Executive In Charge Of Production (Canadian Broadcasting Company/Cbc)

Camelia Frieberg

Producer

Dylan Fuhr

Location Assistant

Elinor Rose Galbraith

Special Thanks

David Gale

Other

Rick Gallagher

Video Playback

Miguel Gallego

2nd Assistant Director

Edward Garkavi

Best Boy

Theodore Gentry

Special Thanks

Caroline Gillis

Other

David R Ginsburg

Executive Producer

Tim Good

Special Effects Coordinator

Erica Goodman

Other

Shirley Granger

Accountant

John Greyson

Special Thanks

Monica Guddat

1st Assistant Camera

Nicole Guillemet

Special Thanks (Sundance)

Eliza Haddad

Producer (2nd Unit)

Michael L Hall

Other

Kim Harkness

Production Assistant

Marjorie Haynes

Special Thanks

Tom Hazlitt

Bass (Esprit Orchestra)

Joseph Henoud

Sound (2nd Unit)

Chris Hinton

Other

Howard Holden

Driver

Bill House

Special Thanks (Telefilm Canada/Funding)

Matti Huhta

Script Supervisor

Sarah Hurdleby

Craft Service (Starcraft)

Larry Hurkam

Set Dresser

Trent Hurry

1st Assistant Director

Richard Hurst

Boom Operator

Janice Ierulli

Dialogue Editor

Erik Jacobsen

Set Dresser

Ian Jarvis

Production Assistant (2nd Unit)

Debra Johnson

Key Hair

Kirsten Johnson

Other

Martin Gwynn Jones

Trainee Sound Editor

Garrett Kerr

Sound Effects Editor

Cory Kinney

Location Manager

Lacia Kornylo

Head Of Production (Alliance Atlantis)

Guntar Kravis

Special Thanks

Martyn Krys

Production Lawyer

Mitch Lackie

Special Thanks

Mishann Lau

Assistant Dialogue Editor

Martin Lee

Re-Recording Engineer

Paul Lees

Production Manager

Tony Lees

Special Thanks

Matt Lehar

Other

Vanessa Lepage

Other

Alexina Louie

Music

Peter Lynch

Other

Kirk Lynds

Re-Recording Assistant

Paul Lyptak

Special Thanks

Daniel Macivor

Story Editor

Wendy Mackeigan

Special Thanks (Fund)

David Malcolm

Dga Trainee

Andrew Mandziuk

On-Line Editor

Anita Marcotte

Other

Ruth Marshall

Other

Darren Marsman

Special Effects Keys

Brian Marwick

Driver

Dave Marwick

Driver

Armistead Maupin

Special Thanks

Steve Mayhew

Special Thanks (Casablanca Sound & Picture Inc)

Noeleen Mccann

Sign Language Consultant

Sheona Mcdonald

Script Supervisor

Kelly Mcevenue

Other

Erin Mcmurty

Other

Kim Meadows

Boom Operator

Juliette Menager

Casting (Joule Studio/France)

Charlotte Mickie

Executive Producer

Gregory Middleton

Dp/Cinematographer

Gregory Middleton

Director Of Photography

Jennifer Millar

Foley Assistant

Erica Milo

Set Decorator

Adrienne Mitchell

Special Thanks

Mary Monforte

Assistant Key Make-Up

Colin Moore

Video Colourist

Todd Moores

Grip

Mario Moreira

Assistant Property Master

James R Murray

Property Master

Julia Nathanson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Coralie Nott

Assistant Location Manager

Alejandra Nunez

Songs ("El Fool" "Lazuli" "10 Compassion")

James O'reilly

Other

Roberto Occhiminti

Song ("Graciela")

Peter Olczak

Craft Service (Starcraft)

Tim Pagan

Transportation Coordinator

Angie Pajek

Adr Editor

Alisa Palmer

Other

Jim Paterson

Special Thanks

Alex Pauk

Music

Alex Pauk

Conductor (Esprit Orchestra)

Boyd Pelley

Special Thanks

Dean Perlmutter

Line Producer (Pre-Production)

Douglas Perry

Other

Gersha Phillips

Costume Designer

R James Phillips

Art Director

Jeremy Podeswa

Producer

Jeremy Podeswa

Screenwriter

Julius Podeswa

Other

Carole Pope

Song

Carole Pope

Song Performer ("Love Strikes Hard")

Marcel Proust

Writer ("Remembrance Of Things Past")

Kamiro Puerta

Songs ("Mask" "Graciela")

John Pulton

Special Thanks (Telefilm Canada/Funding)

Donna Radik

Special Thanks (Telefilm Canada/Funding)

Ian Rankin

Foley Recordist

Vince Riverso

Special Thanks

Fiji Robinson

Director'S Assistant

Wayne Robinson

Dolly Grip

Marlene Rogers

Executive In Charge Of Production (Canadian Broadcasting Company/Cbc)

Andrew Rosen

Production Assistant (Alliance Atlantis)

Patricia Rozema

Special Thanks

Lillian Sarafinchan

Location Scout

Michelle Satter

Special Thanks (Sundance)

Regine Schmid

Special Thanks (Time/Distributor In Germany)

Sandra Schmidt

Assistant Costume Designer

Susan Shilliday

Special Thanks

Judy Shiner

Other

Susan Shipton

Special Thanks

Simon Shohet

Other

Ed Sinclair

Special Thanks

Kathryn A Smith

Special Thanks (The Movie Network)

Lou Solakofski

Re-Recording Engineer

Geeta Sondhi

Assistant (To Producer)

Taavo Soodor

Production Designer

Nina Sparks

Post-Production Supervisor

Tad Sraborn

Special Thanks

Phil Stall

Sound Recordist

Philip Stall

Sound Recordist

Jeanette Stawiarski

Assistant Hair

Johanna Ter Stegge

Special Thanks

Adrienne Stern

Casting (New York)

Dana Stevens

Special Thanks

Chris Stevenson

Set Dresser

Colin Strayer

Special Thanks

Julia Tait

Casting (Toronto)

Dan Taylor

Song Performer

Daniel Taylor

Song Performer ("Amarilli Mia Bella" "Come To My Window")

Louise Tennenbaum

Special Thanks (Telefilm Canada/Funding)

Johanna Ter Steege

Special Thanks To

Wolfram Tichy

Special Thanks (Time/Distributor In Germany)

Michael Tsouras

Camera Trainee

Adrienne Tyson

Wardrobe Assistant

R M Vaughn

Special Thanks

Film Details

Also Known As
Cinq Sens, Five Senses, Les Cinq Sens
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Canadian Broadcasting Company (Cbc); Canadian Film Or Video Production Tax Credit; Casablanca Sound Services; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Film Opticals Of Canada (Toronto); Films Effects; Harold Greenberg Fund; Ps Production Services; Starcraft; Sundance Institute; TTlTfilm Canada; The Movie Network
Distribution Company
CINEPLEX ODEON FILMS/FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES; Alliance Releasing; Aurum Producciones; Cinemien; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; Eurocine; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Fine Line Features; Id Distribution; Key Films; New Line Home Entertainment; Videocine; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 14, 2000

Released in United States July 21, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video January 30, 2001

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Anniversary Gala) September 24 - October 10, 1999.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival (Closing Night) June 6-11, 2000.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Florida Film Festival June 8-19, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Winner of the 1999 Genie Award for Best Director (Jeremy Podeswa).

Winner of the Toronto-City Award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer July 14, 2000

Released in United States July 21, 2000

Released in United States on Video January 30, 2001

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States 2008

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Anniversary Gala) September 24 - October 10, 1999.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival (Closing Night) June 6-11, 2000.

Shown at Florida Film Festival June 8-19, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Emerging Masters) May 22-June 15, 2008.

Completed shooting December 2, 1999.

Began shooting November 4, 1998.

Project was workshopped at the Sundance Institute's 1997 January Filmmakers Lab.

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Emerging Masters) May 22-June 15, 2008.)