La Turbulence des fluides (Chaos and Desire)
La Turbulence des fluides (Chaos and Desire) (2002)

A scientist living in Tokyo is sent to a small Canadian town to study the tides in this visually inventive feature from director Manon Briand. Suspecting that the cecassion of the tides may indicate an impending earthquake, Seismologist… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2002
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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Globe and Mail

Briand's first film, 2 Seconds, was a success. With Chaos and Desire she has overreached herself, but she is an ambitious artist and is moving in an intriguing direction.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Little more than a fish-out-of-water tale told like my uncle's suspect raves of his annual fishing trip: colourful but not terribly enlightening.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

So visually energetic and smartly written that one never stops enjoying the sheer pleasure of looking at it.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

With a smile halfway between seduction and a smirk, and an intensity that speaks of dark secrets and longing, Bussières has the duality needed to play Alice, a seismologist from sleepy Baie-Comeau.

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G. Allen Johnson
Film Threat

Briand's excellent widescreen composition and Brussieres' cool, composed sunglassed figure are immediately inviting, and the townspeople, who include diner owner Genevieve Bujold, are quirky but not overly so.

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Susan Green
Boxoffice Magazine

The schmaltz factor mushrooms when Briand introduces a gaggle of singing nuns who warble 'Ave Maria.'

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)

A little too slick and self-aware, [the movie] never sinks under the weight of its themes, but this artsy craft of a film does creak and list en route to a safe, soppy ending.

Kim Linekin

A hot, visually entrancing film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
I can't get enough of Pascale Bussieres. It is such a shame that she is not more well known outside of Quebec. It is a strange series of events in Brian… More