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The Bay of Love and Sorrows (2002)

Tragedy strikes the young people of a rural New Brunswick community when they become involved with a scheming and violent ex-con.

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Tim Southam
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Outerbridge ... Everette Hatch
Jonathan Scarfe ... Michael Skid
Joanne Kelly ... Madonna Eveline Brassaurd
Christopher Jacot ... Robert Allan 'Silver' Brassaurd
Elaine Cassidy ... Carrie Matchett
Zachary Bennett ... Tom Donnerel
Torquil Campbell Torquil Campbell ... Vincent Donnerel
Rhonda McLean ... Dora Matchett
Marshall Button Marshall Button ... Emmett Matchett
Jenn McCaw Jenn McCaw ... Gail Hatch
Joel Richard Joel Richard ... Brian Hatch
Mathieu Richard Mathieu Richard ... Brian Hatch
Darrell Mesheau Darrell Mesheau ... Constable Delano
Odette Larocque Odette Larocque ... Constable Odette
Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan ... Veterinarian
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Storyline

The Bay of Love and Sorrows is a haunting modern tragedy set on the rural shores of New Brunswick's Bay of Miramichi. In late summer 1973, Michael Skid, the son of a well-to-do judge, returns home and rents a dilapidated farm. He begins to spread the gospel of communal ideals, which he has absorbed during his travels in India. His new worldliness and ideas go over well with impoverished siblings Madonna and Silver Brassaurd and the hopelessly naïve Carrie. They go over less well with Tom Donnerel, a young farmer and Carrie's fiancé. Wounded by Tom's derision, Michael befriends ex-convict Everette Hatch, who, recognizing opportunity, exploits Michael's ideas to his advantage. Believing himself capable of understanding people from the other side of the track, Michael fails to recognize that the ex-con is manipulating him and so sets off a catastrophic chain of events in the community. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

La baie de l'amour et des regrets See more »

Filming Locations:

Cocagne, New Brunswick, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Madonna Eveline Brassaurd: Everette is going to destroy you. Just don't let him. Destroy yourself first... and become someone better.
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Soundtracks

The Comes a Day
Written by Mark Gane, Martha Johnson
Performed by Martha and The Muffins
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Almost a Canadian Masterpiece!
1 April 2007 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

The main reason that I am giving it a 9 out of 10 is because we never really know what happens to everybody else who survives. It would have been nice to know what happened to Tom and Vincent. I didn't know they were brothers until I read it here. The film opens with silver tongue blonde attractive man who flirts with the people from the wrong side of the tracks. We see another side of Canada, the New Brunswick province. I love Canada too! This film is well-orchestrated with Peter Outerbridge as evil Everett. Elaine Cassidy is great as Carrie. I didn't know the year until the end of the film. I knew it was about the early 1980s judging from their cars. Madonna and Silver's sibling relationship is complicated and only furthered by Silver's involvement in a tragedy which I won't mention. Anyway, a drug deal sinks off the coast of Prince Edward Island and gone are thousands of possible dollars that the gang otherwise would never get their hands on. There is a lot going on in this sleepy town. I have to say that it was worth buying. I don't get to see much of Canadian cinema in New Jersey that I picked it up at a drug store for a dollar. It is truly one of the better movies I have seen in years.


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