Maelström (2000)


Bibiane is the daughter of a well-known fashion designer who dabbles in modeling when she's not busy helping to run the family business with her brother. But Bibiane has not been especially happy in her work lately, owing in part to an unexpected pregnancy that led her to have an abortion. Bibiane tries drowning her sorrows in alcohol and drugs, and late one night, after several drinks too many, she hits a jaywalker while driving home. The pedestrian staggers away after the accident, and the next morning, Bibiane remembers what happened and is frightened at the prospect that she may have killed someone. When Bibiane reads a newspaper account the next day of a seafood delivery man who died in his kitchen after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, she's convinced she was responsible for the crime. Guiltily attending the man's funeral, Bibiane strikes up a conversation with his son, Evian, and soon the two have become romantically involved, with Bibiane unable to tell Evian her secret.

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Release Date: 2000-09-08
Status: Released
Run time: 87 min / 1:27
Production Companies : Téléfilm Canada, Max Films Productions, Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles (SODEC)
Production Country: Canada



Marie-Josée Croze
Bibiane Champagne
Jean-Nicolas Verreault
Stephanie Morgenstern
Claire Gunderson
Bobby Beshro
Philippe Champagne
Luis Oliva
Fishmonger's employee
Marie-France Lambert
Marie-Jeanne Sirois


Directing Denis Villeneuve Director
Writing Denis Villeneuve Writer
Production Roger Frappier Producer
Production Luc Vandal Producer
Sound Pierre Desrochers Original Music Composer
Camera André Turpin Director of Photography
Editing Richard Comeau Editor
Production Lucie Robitaille Casting
Art Sylvain Gingras Production Design
Art Sylvain Gingras Art Direction
Art Ginette Paré Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Denis Sperdouklis Costume Design

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