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1 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
This fusion of fiction and biography based on the director's own life focuses on a hockey player, Guy Maddin (Darcy Fehr), whose life spirals out of control when his mother (Marion Martin) winds up in the hospital and his girlfriend, Veronica (Amy Stewart), gets pregnant and then asks for an abortion. Maddin secures one for her, but he also falls for Meta (Melissa Dionisio), the mysterious daughter of the abortionist, triggering even more trouble.

Cast: Darcy Fehr , Melissa Dionisio , Amy Stewart , Tara Birtwhistle , Louis Negin , Mike Bell , David Stuart Evans , Henry Mogatas

Director: Guy Maddin

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: The Power Plant

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Release Date: January 22nd, 2003|1 hr. 4 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 100
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It's said to be an autobiography, but that pertains only in the loosest sense. It's a comedy. It's a 1920s silent movie. It is practically indescribable. And it is pure genius. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The results are always visually arresting, while the narrative, even by Maddin standards, is completely out in the ozone. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    There's a new visual idea every second, each teeming with energy, pitch-dark comedy, and inspired cinematic lunacy. show more

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