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August 32nd on Earth (1998)

Un 32 août sur terre (original title)
Young Simone is involved in a near fatal car crash, and as she questions her mortality, she also decides to have a baby. Her candidate for a father is her best friend Phillipe who happens ... See full summary »

Director:

Denis Villeneuve
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascale Bussières ... Simone
Serge Thériault ... Automobiliste
Ivan Smith ... Médecin de la clinique
Alexis Martin ... Philippe
Frédéric Desager ... Stéphane
Estelle Esse Estelle Esse ... Réceptionniste du salon de bronzage
Joanne Côté Joanne Côté ... Monica
Evelyne Rompré ... Juliette (as Évelyne Rompré)
Emmanuel Bilodeau ... Meilleur ami
R. Craig Costin R. Craig Costin ... Commis de location - Salt Lake City
Richard S. Hamilton Richard S. Hamilton ... Chauffeur de taxi - Salt Lake City
Lee Fobert ... Automobiliste - Salt Lake City (as Lee C. Fobert)
Marc Jeanty Marc Jeanty ... Janvier
Stéphane Lefebvre ... Agresseur - Cascadeur
Paule Baillargeon ... Médecin de l'hôpital
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Director: Denis Villeneuve
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Young Simone is involved in a near fatal car crash, and as she questions her mortality, she also decides to have a baby. Her candidate for a father is her best friend Phillipe who happens to be seeing someone. He agrees, as long as they conceive in Salt Lake City, in the desert. The trip teaches many lessons about love, solitude, and self-discovery. Written by Jessie Skinner <dadroog@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Did You Know?

Trivia

-Ce film s'appelait "Simone" lors du tournage en 1997. See more »

Quotes

Philippe: Nice worm.
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Connections

References Jean Seberg: American Actress (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

C'est Poir Ça
Written by Robert Charlebois
Les Éditions Gamma
Performed by Robert Charlebois
Courtesy of Les Disques Gamma and Unidisc Music Inc.
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A Silent Beginning To Contemporary Cinema's Most Versatile Filmmaker
16 January 2018 | by CinemaClownSee all my reviews

Not too shabby for a debut feature, August 32nd on Earth brings its whacky premise to cinematic life in a simple, amusing fashion, and is a well crafted, wonderfully photographed & finely performed dramedy that commences Denis Villeneuve's filmmaking journey on a promising note, if not a memorable one.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

11 February 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

August 32nd on Earth See more »

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Max Films Productions See more »
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2.35 : 1
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