Un crabe dans la tête (Soft Shell Man) (2001)

Un crabe dans la tête (Soft Shell Man) (2001)




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Quebec cinematographer turned filmmaker Andre Turpin directs this character study about one man's ability to charm and inability to face the truth. The film revolves around Alex (David La Haye), an acclaimed underwater photographer who is in demand around the world. When a diving accident results in a brain injury, he is forced to dry his flippers in Montreal. Though a relative stranger to the town, he quickly charms himself into the lives of an egocentric businessman, a neurotic drug pusher, and his friend's deaf girlfriend. Yet, slowly his personality is shifting as a result of the accident. Will he let himself take a long sober view of his changing life? This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Critic Reviews for Un crabe dans la tête (Soft Shell Man)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Absorbing character study by André Turpin.

Full Review… | February 19, 2002
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Sweet and sly.

February 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
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...it's somewhat refreshing to watch a Canadian movie that's about normal people pursuing romantic relationships.

Full Review… | April 27, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

Drug abuse, infidelity and death aren't usually comedy fare, but Turpin's film allows us to chuckle through the angst.

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

One of those energetic surprises, an original that pleases almost everyone who sees it.

Full Review… | February 19, 2002
Jam! Movies

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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Un crabe dans la tête (Soft Shell Man)


A French Canadian film to see!

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