Cowards Bend the Knee

2003, Drama/Comedy, 1h 4m

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From the visionary mind of Guy Maddin comes the wildly imaginative Cowards Bend the Knee -- a semi-autobiographical tale of hockey, murder, lust, and guilt that plays like a dream. Read critic reviews

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This fusion of fiction and biography based on the director's own life focuses on a hockey player, Guy Maddin (Darcy Fehr), whose life spirals out of control when his mother (Marion Martin) winds up in the hospital and his girlfriend, Veronica (Amy Stewart), gets pregnant and then asks for an abortion. Maddin secures one for her, but he also falls for Meta (Melissa Dionisio), the mysterious daughter of the abortionist, triggering even more trouble.

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