Desire (2000)


In this offbeat thriller, Halley Fischer is a schoolteacher at an elementary school in Winnipeg where children have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances. Francis is a single father and classical pianist who supplements his income playing in cocktail lounges. Francis and Halley meet when his daughter is enrolled in her class, and Halley finds herself strongly attracted to the musician, even after learning of his unusual sexual tastes. But the more Halley finds out about Francis, the more she begins to wonder about both him and his highly domineering mother.

Director: Colleen Murphy.
Writer: Colleen Murphy.
Stars: Katja Riemann, Zachary Bennett, Elizabeth Shepherd, Alberta Watson, Graham Greene, Darcy Fehr, Joshua Assor, Chad Bruce, Terri Cherniack, Martin Donovan, Victor Cowie, Nancy Drake, Cliff Gardner, Rebecca Gibson, Miranda Grayson, Patti D. Grayson, Maggie Huculak, Arnie MacPherson, Jeff Maden, Tracey McCorrister, Ross McMillan, Bryana Nicolas, Robb Paterson, Joost Siedhoff, Jane Skene, Devon Swiderek, Rebecca A. Tellier, Jennifer Villaverde, Stan Zielinski.
Cinematographer: Christophe Bonnière.
Composers: Robert Carli, Bill Thompson.


Many thanks to Platty for sending me a copy of this film.

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  1. Gerald L. Austin
    March 10, 2023

    It worked fine tonight March 9, 2023. That was quite the movie. I enjoyed it. I like eroticism, and this movie had a mix of that with a definite theme of dramatic events, and was very powerful. I didn’t do anything special to play it.

  2. Tveitt Irgens
    April 25, 2023

    This was a good find! Good characters, good script, good direction. Thanks!

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