Summit Circle

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: August 17, 2007
DVD: April 15, 2008

Current rating: Rating: 3.57
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Cast: Guylaine Tremblay, Guy Jodoin, Gildor Roy, René-Daniel Dubois, Serge Houde, Jasmine Dubé

Synopsis

A blood-stained woman is arrested in front of a palatial home in a wealthy part of Montreal. She has just fired a hunting rifle at the house. Suffering from shock, she retreats into obstinate muteness. That night, the police discover her husband’s body in the house. An investigator reconstructs the sequent of events.

A switchboard operator for 20 years, Réjeanne loses her job when the multinational she works for announces massive layoffs. That year, the company president received a salary of $13 million. Soon after, Réjeanne’s husband suffers a stroke that leaves him an invalid suffering from aphasia. Gilles and Réjeanne can no longer make ends meet and are forced to sell their comfortable suburban home. They move back to the city, taking a small apartment in a rundown area. To support her husband, Réjeanne takes low paying dead end jobs. Despite Réjeanne’s love and devotion, Gilles retreats into himself and falls even further into depression.

Then one day, everything changes…

Director: Bernard Émond
Studio: Seville Pictures
Producer(s): Bernadette Payeur
Screenplay: Bernard Émond
Official Site: www.contretouteesperance.com

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  • 5 stars "I loved this film . . . the way the story was advanced through exquisite facial compositions and dialougue that stark and spare. Recognizably Canadian, which, in my books, is terrific. I'm going to buy this film for my library and recommend it to everyone I know."