• Emile (2005)


Release Date: February 4th, 2005

DVD Release Date: April 26th, 2005

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Emile (Ian McKellen), a retired professor, returns to his Canadian hometown to receive an award after decades of living in England. The trip spurs memories of his troubled relationship with his brothers, Carl (Chris William Martin) and Freddy (Tygh Runyan). Stopping by the family farm, Emile visits with his niece, Nadia (Deborah Kara Unger), but their reunion isn't easy. As Emile tries to win Nadia's forgiveness for earlier mistakes, he forms a connection with her young daughter (Theo Crane).

Cast: Ian McKellen, Deborah Kara Unger, Theo Crane, Chris Martin, Tygh Runyan, Ian Tracey, Janet Wright, Nancy Sivak

Director: Carl Bessai

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Emile Productions Inc.

Distributors: BV International Pictures [no]

Keywords: Brooding , 1970s , Emotional , Brother , Daughter , 2000s , Small town ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    V.A. MusettoNew York Post

    The dreamy drama Emile shows how a talented cast can turn a tentative plot into pleasant viewing. show more

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's a beautifully modulated performance in a nicely crafted, quietly unassuming character study by Vancouver-based writer-director Carl Bessai. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Poignant and well acted, though not very memorable. show more

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