Love and Human Remains

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Love and Human Remains ★★★ 1993 (R)

Director Arcand's first English-language film features a group of late 20ish urbanites trying to come to grips with their place in the world (and their sexuality). David (Gibson) is an ammoral Lothario who doesn't believe in love and can only manage casual gay relationships. He hangs out with a variety of friends, all of whom are trying to cope with their varying sexual natures. Melodramatic framing story about a serial murderer who may, or may not, be one of the principal characters proves somewhat of a distraction. Lots of caustically witty dialogue and some fine performances (particularly Gibson's); filmed in Montreal. Adaptation of the play “Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love” by Fraser, who also did the screenplay. 100m/C VHS, DVD . CA Thomas Gibson, Ruth Marshall, Cameron Bancroft, Mia Kirshner, Joanne Vannicola, Matthew Ferguson, Rick Roberts; D: Denys Arcand; W: Brad Fraser; C: Paul Sarossy. Genie ‘94: Adapt. Screenplay.