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The Life Before This Details

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Exploring concepts of fate and free will, Jerry Ciccoritti's contemplative drama shows the lives of a handful of random people during the 12 hours leading up to a bloody shooting spree in a posh coffee shop. Maggie (Emily Hampshire) is a waitress in the café whose acting career is going nowhere fast. Her co-worker Connie (Sarah Polley), who is learning to love her lawyer boyfriend, is supposed to have the day off. Sheena (Catherine O'Hara), who frequents the shop, is a lovelorn bridal consultant looking for a decent man. And Brian (Stephen Rea), an exterminator/philosopher, is still mourning the death of his daughter, who died a year ago. Their petty, everyday problems gain ironic resonance when juxtaposed with the day's bloody ending. This film was screened at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Catherine O'Hara Best Supporting Actress 1999 Winner

Crew

Gerard Ciccoritti
Director
Ilana Frank
Producer
Semi Chellas
Screenwriter
Narayr Kasper
Cinematographer
Ron Sures
Composer (Music Score)
Nick Rotundo
Editor
George Roulston
Editor
Yasna Stefanovic
Production Designer
Jennifer Jonas
Co-producer
Ted East
Executive Producer
Morganne Newson
Costume Designer
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