New York : Palm Pictures, 2004.
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; NTSC.
Maggie Cheung, Nick Nolte, Jeanne Balibar, Don McKellar, James Dennis, Martha Henry, James Johnston, Remi Martin, Laetitia Spigarelli, Tricky, Beatrice Dalle.
Director of photography, Eric Gautier ; editor, Luc Barnier ; costume designer, Anais Romand ; production designers, François-Renaud Labarthe, Bill Fleming.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
MPAA rating: R; for drug content, language and brief nudity.
Emily Wang is a woman whose past is riddled with drugs and regrets. Her husband, Lee, is found dead in a desolate motel room in Hamilton, Ontario, and Emily is given a six-month jail sentence. The only thing that she desires for the future is a loving relationship with her son Jay, who is being cared for by Lee's parents, Albrecht and Rosemary. While Rosemary blames Emily for Lee's death, Albrecht recognizes the importance of the bond between a mother and her son, and tells Emily that the only way she can have a relationship with Jay is to become clean. Emily battles for a place in a world reluctant to forget the woman she was and unwilling to accept her as the woman she longs to be.
Special features: Interviews with Maggie Cheung, Nick Nolte, Olivier assayas, Tricky and Metric; US theatrical trailer; Palm previews; Web links.
Cannes Film Festival, 2004: Best Actress (Maggie Cheung) ; Technical Grand Prize (Eric Gautier).
Dialogue in English (5.1 Dolby Surround Sound), French (5.1 Dolby Surround Sound) or Cantonese (5.1 Dolby Surround Sound).
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