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Pip is a street kid who's meeting life head-on in the big city. On his eighteenth birthday he receives his grandfather's Second World War memoirs on audio cassette, a gift that awakens the ... See full summary »

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Richard Bell

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Anthony ... Pip
Brendan Fletcher ... Jason Anders
Clarence Sponagle Clarence Sponagle ... Clark
Mark Hildreth ... Macauley
Carly Pope ... Jenny
David Beazely ... Jeff
Thea Gill ... Hannah
Alan Cumming ... Father Chris
Ian McKellen ... Jason Anders (voice)
Serge Houde ... Earl
Adrien Dorval ... Don (as P. Adrien Dorval)
Gabrielle Rose ... Wendy
Paul Dzenkiw ... Daniel
Ryan McDonell ... Derek
Kevan Ohtsji ... Roger
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Pip is a street kid who's meeting life head-on in the big city. On his eighteenth birthday he receives his grandfather's Second World War memoirs on audio cassette, a gift that awakens the ghost of the long lost world. His grandfather relates the story of the day he turned eighteen, fleeing German forces through the woods of France with a dying comrade hanging on for life. In Pip's own and contemporary way, he begins to live the parallel life of his grandfather, both lost in their environments and generations. Along Pip's path he stumbles into an unlikely alliance with Clark, a gay street hustler on the make, and Jenny, an aspiring social worker who tempts Pip with feelings of love and domesticity. He also forges a small but important relationship with a local priest, in whom he confides his deepest secret: the death of his brother and the heinous act his father committed against him before his passing. Written by Richard Bell

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Can a present from the past change someone's future? See more »

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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2005 (Canada) See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Amazing!
12 December 2005 | by firstoffence06See all my reviews

This film was incredible! Looked high budget but felt heartfelt and original like an Indie. The most amazing part of this film were the astonishing performances by David Beazely, Mark Hildreth and Paul Anthony who plays the main role. He carried this film with ease, humor and charisma balanced with a huge depth.

The cinematography was really beautiful even though some of the subject was quite ugly. It wasn't very realistic in that way but it didn't have to be to make a larger point. It was really great seeing Alan Cumming in this too. The script was tight and propelled very nicely with some of the best acting I've seen in a while.

Go see this.


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