Maelström

Drama, Canada 2000

A talking fish who possesses the wisdom of the ages narrates the story of Bibiane Champagne, a young woman whose life is thrown into turmoil after she hits a Norwegian immigrant with her car and leaves him on the road. The injured man manages to make it home, where he dies. Overwhelmed by guilt, Bibiane struggles to forget what she has done and find a way to go on. Then the fates give her a second chance when she meets the man who will change the course of her life. Maelström is one of the first films of the successful Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Blade Runner 2049, Dune).
86 min
HD
Starting at 12
Audio language:
French
Subtitles:
EnglishFrench

Awards

51st Berlinale FIPRESCI Prize
2001 SACD Prize Best Scenario Denis Villeneuve

More information

Sound Design:

Mathieu Beaudin

Cast:

Marie-Josée Croze (Bibiane Champagne)

Jean-Nicolas Verreault (Evian)

Stephanie Morgenstern (Claire Gunderson)

Kliment Denchev (Head-Annstein Karlsen)

John Dunn-Hill (Fishmonger)

Bobby Beshro (Philippe Champagne)

Marie-France Lambert (Marie-Jeanne Sirois)

Voice:

Pierre Lebeau (The Fish)

Original title:

Maelström

Original language:

French

Format:

16:9 HD, Color

Age rating:

Starting at 12

Audio language:

French

Subtitles:

EnglishFrench

Subtitles (SDH):

French