Hibakusha is the Japanese word for the survivors of the American bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This powerful and moving documentary focuses on a few of the eighty hibakusha who journeyed from Japan to New York in June, 1982, to take part in peace demonstrations held to coincide with the Second United Nations Special Session on Disarmament. They came to urge the nations of the world to prevent nuclear war. Instead of concentrating on the physical suffering of the victims, the film reveals the mental anguish of the hibakusha, who are still haunted by nightmares.
Learning of her mother’s serious illness, Isabel returns to her family’s farm on the Gaspé Peninsula. Her mother dies before she can get there, and when her aged uncle Matthew Asks her to stay on and help him with the farm, she reluctantly agrees. She finds herself haunted by memories of early years (domestic violence, incest and the mysterious deaths of her grandfather, who died in a freak accident, and her father and brother, who both drowned at sea) in a house full of eerie sights and sounds.
Eric Hawke a British Marine, attends the funeral of his policeman brother who he discovers has been attempting to investigate the mysterious kidnappings and murders of a local Asian street gang. The clues seem to point to a rival Nazi white supremacist gang as the culprits, but Lizzie (Hawke’s brother’s partner in the police force) is not so sure: she suspects a larger conspiracy which involves one of the city’s most powerful crime bosses, a man by the name of Garr.
After a terrible accident, a psychiatrist has to help Bruce to regain his memory. In flashbacks, we learn that his family had to flee from New York City, after his father uncovered a large case of corruption. Bruce didn’t know this for most of his life, until he found a passport with a different name in it. After the first shock, he tries to continue living like a normal teenager. Unknowingly, his cute little girlfriend “Patrick” brings them in danger.
When Marcel gets out of jail, his first order of business is to set things right with his estranged father, Albert, who is in failing health. His second goal is to reconnect with his old girlfriend, Julie, who now works in a strip club. As he tries to get his life back on track — and hopes to recover a pile of money his father secretly stashed — Marcel must contend with two crooked cops who are on his trail and also interested in the cash.
In this satire of Latin American revolutionaries, a dozen young French-Canadian men travel from the city to a secluded farmhouse in rural Quebec during the dead of winter. Under the command of an authoritarian leader, they train and prepare to change the world with their own revolution. While studying Canadian history and learning guerrilla warfare, a young woman fleeing her husband is discovered nearby by the crazed leader. The leader becomes enamored with the woman, who causes him to forget his purpose and give in to his individualistic needs.
Chantal and Louisette don’t feel like they have a place in the world. That’s partly why the teenage girls feel such a close bond with each other. In an effort to make connections with others, they indulge in extremes: Chantal ingratiates herself with a solitary bus driver, while Louisette sneaks onto a cargo ship and attempts to befriend one of its crew members. As their respective plans go awry, the girls come to the brink of a deadly decision.
During the First World War, a Canadian soldier, devastated by the recent death of his fiancee, arrives at the frozen Russian city of Archangel. While billeted with a local family, he is astonished to discover a woman that may or may not be the lover he thought lost. Unfortunately, she is suffering from amnesia and remembers nothing of their former passion. A rival suitor, claiming to be her husband and who may also be suffering from amnesia, is equally unsuccessful at winning her affection. The melancholy story plays itself out against the madness of the Great War.