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Snow Cake (2006)

Snow Cake (2006)

aka Snow Cake

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Details: 112 mins · English · UK: 15

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Cast:

Small Alex Hughes
Small Maggie
No_movie_poster Ellen Freeman
No_movie_poster Dirk Freeman
Small Vivienne Freeman
No_movie_poster Waitress
No_movie_poster Clyde
No_movie_poster Diane Wooton
No_movie_poster Rookie Cop
Small Linda Freeman
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Crew:

Small Michael Winterbottom Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Andrew Eaton Producer
No_movie_poster David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Small John Buchan Casting
No_movie_poster Marc Evans Director
No_movie_poster Angela Pell Screenplay
No_movie_poster Broken Social Scene Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Steve Cosens Director of Photography
No_movie_poster Mags Arnold Editor
No_movie_poster Gina Carter Producer
Small Steve Coogan Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Jessica Daniel Producer
No_movie_poster Niv Fichman Producer
No_movie_poster Robert Jones Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Henry Normal Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Angela Pell Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Mags Arnold Editing

Plot:

When Vivienne Freeman (Emily Hampshire) gets a ride from Alex Hughes (Alan Rickman), she is killed by a truck crashing into the car, while Alex only gets a nosebleed. Everybody agrees that it is not Alex's fault. He visits the victim's mother Linda (Sigourney Weaver), who has autism. She has been informed about her daughter's death a few hours before Alex's visit, but does not show any signs of grief. However, she has a cleanliness mania which involves her constantly making sure everything in her home is neat, and prevents her from touching garbage bags. Her problem is finding someone who will put the garbage outside to be collected, as this was always something done by her daughter. Linda insists that Alex stay a few days so that he can do it for her. He agrees and also arranges Vivienne's funeral.

During his stay he begins a relationship with one of Linda's neighbors, Maggie (Carrie-Anne Moss), who Linda mistakenly thinks is a prostitute. A local policeman warns Maggie against becoming close with Alex because he is not long out of jail for committing murder. Maggie does not confront Alex about the matter, but instead waits until he brings the subject up himself. Alex reveals that he killed the man who caused his son's death in a car crash while he was on his way to meet Alex for the first time — Alex had only recently learned about his existence, the result of an affair a long time ago.

Linda dislikes Maggie to the point where she initially refuses her help. But after Alex leaves to see the mother of his son, she allows Maggie to come into her home and help her.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2007-09-11

DVD : 2005-04-05