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1h 50m 2005

Brief Synopsis

After several years of living together, Lee Hauser and Emily Wang are all washed up. Mythical rock star of the 80s, Lee no longer has a recording contract. They travel from one small town to another playing small gigs, living on broken dreams. A carefree life of easy money and fame has gone to ruin.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Arp; Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Centre National Du Cinema; Rectangle Productions; Rhombus Media, Inc.; StudioCanal; TTlTfilm Canada; The Works; The Works; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
Palm Pictures; Arp; Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Vertigo Films (Uk)
Location
Canada; France; United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

After several years of living together, Lee Hauser and Emily Wang are all washed up. Mythical rock star of the 80s, Lee no longer has a recording contract. They travel from one small town to another playing small gigs, living on broken dreams. A carefree life of easy money and fame has gone to ruin. A child left with Lee's parents. And drugs. When Lee is found dead of an overdose in a motel room on the outskirts of a small, industrial Canadian town, Emily is arrested for possession of drugs and put into prison. At the snap of a finger, her life falls to pieces. When she is released six months later, she decides to start over in Paris where she once lived. But everything has changed. It's another era. The one thing to which she still feels a sense of attachment is her son, Jay, who is growing up with Lee's parents, Albrecht and Rosemary Hauser. But they live on the other side of the world in Vancouver, Canada. If Emily ever hopes to see Jay again, she is going to have to find a job and get off Methadone, which she started taking in prison. She'll have to give up a lot of things, especially her dream of being a singer--an inaccessible fantasy. But tragedy brings everyone together. Rosemary is ill and must get treatment in England. Albrecht is lucid: he is not getting any younger and will not be able to raise Jay alone. He is going to have to overcome his hesitation and take a step towards Emily. Does Emily have what it takes to be a good mother? Is she capable of seizing the opportunity that destiny offers? Or is she going to spoil everything and go to San Francisco where she has been asked to record an album? Will she decide to run away or stay with her son? Does Jay want a mother like Emily?

Crew

Frank-pascal Alquinet

Makeup

Vincent Amiel

Construction Manager

Olivier Assayas

Screenwriter

Shaheen Baig

Casting

Luc Barnier

Editor

Rachel Beaumont

Set Decorator

Johanne Bernard

Production Accountant

Cecilia Blom

Set Decorator

Antoinette Boulat

Casting

Luc Bricault

Assistant Director

Bruno Bryniarski

Assistant Director

John Buchanan

Casting

David Byrne

Song

Jean-charles Cameau

Camera Operator

Graham Caswell

Set Decorator

Karine Charpentier

Wardrobe

Maggie Cheung

Song

Nadia Day

Production Coordinator

Liz Densmore

Other

Liz Densmore

Song

Roman Dymny

Sound Design

Kate Elia

Wardrobe

Brian Eno

Song

Brian Eno

Music

Jo Farr

Line Producer

Agnes Feuvre

Script Supervisor

Niv Fichman

Producer

Bill Fleming

Set Designer

Bill Flynn

Sound

Richard Flynn

Sound Department

Fabienne Fouvil

Wardrobe

Sari Friedland

Line Producer

+ric Gautier

Other

+ric Gautier

Director Of Photography

Herwig Gayer

Sound

Xavier Giannoli

Producer

Matthew Gledhill

Assistant Director

Anu Gould

Wardrobe

Emily Haines

Other

Clementine Harland

Production Coordinator

Daniel Horvat

Production Accountant

Daniel Iron

Coproducer

Debra Johnson

Hair

Melanie Karlin

Post-Production Coordinator

Frantois-renaud Labarthe

Set Designer

Nathalie Choukroun Lacoste

Coproducer

Ellen Lent

Line Producer

Philippe Levy

Production Accountant

Andrew Litvack

Interpreter

Xavier Marchand

Producer

Don Mckellar

Interpreter

Laurence Meoc

Assistant Director

Jane Moore

Coproducer

Nicholas Moreau

Sound Design

Yvon Moreno

Property Master

Thi Loan Nguyen

Makeup

Alexander Oakley

Assistant Director

Duff Parker

Assistant Director

Aline Perry

Executive Producer

Britta Phillips

Song

Shannon Pomakov

Wardrobe

Rupert Preston

Executive Producer

Joey Ramone

Song

Maritza-viviane Reitzman

Wardrobe

David Roback

Music

David Roback

Other

Anans Romand

Costume Designer

Frederic Sauvagnac

Line Producer

Guillaume Sciama

Sound

Joules Scott-key

Other

James Shaw

Other

Daniel Sobrino

Sound

John Stoneham

Stunt Coordinator

Adrian Thaws

Song

Adrian Thaws

Other

Millie Tom

Casting

Dean Wareham

Song

Edouard Weil

Producer

Josh Winstead

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Arp; Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Centre National Du Cinema; Rectangle Productions; Rhombus Media, Inc.; StudioCanal; TTlTfilm Canada; The Works; The Works; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
Palm Pictures; Arp; Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Vertigo Films (Uk)
Location
Canada; France; United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Best Actress award (Maggie Cheung) at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring April 28, 2006

Released in United States May 19, 2006

Released in United States on Video July 18, 2006

Released in United States 2005

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 19-June 12, 2005.

Released in United States Spring April 28, 2006

Released in United States May 19, 2006 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video July 18, 2006

Released in United States 2005 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 19-June 12, 2005.)