Contre toute esperance / Summit Circle (2007) DVD9
Summit Circle opens with a woman, mute with agony, being unfruitfully interviewed at a police station. She Rejeanne Poulin (Guylaine Tremblay), a lady whose husband Gilles (Guy Jodoin) is discovered shot in the chest in the couple's home. Is his murderer? That's what Lt. Allard (Rene-Daniel Dubois) wants to know.
As the stalwart officer explores the couple's history, the film cuts from present to past and back again. Rejeanne, he learns, was a telephone operator and Gilles a truck driver. The two were a hardworking couple in their mid-forties, who decide to buy a beautiful house on Summit Circle, that was a little bit out of their means.
It was a fairy-tale beginning that turned nightmarish when Gilles had a stroke, losing some of his verbal and physical abilities...

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:28:34 | 7.76 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Bernard Emond
Cast: Guylaine Tremblay, Guy Jodoin, Gildor Roy, Serge Houde
Country: Canada

Contre toute esperance (Summit Circle) (2007) is the second in a trilogy of films by Bernard Emond based on the Christian virtues of faith, hope and charity. The first, La Neuvaine (The Novena), was released in 2005; the third, La Donation (The Legacy), in 2009. All three films are elegantly paced, psychological dramas that have impressed film critics at home and abroad. Contre toute esperance won a Jutra award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Guylaine Tremblay gives a crystalline performance as Rejeanne. The film was well received at the International Film Festival in Locarno and in Toronto.

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