Liverpool (2012)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Crime Comedy  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Quebecois director Manon Briand (La turbulence des fluids) takes the reins for this picture that transcends genres, mixing elements of crime, comedy, thriller and romance. Kooky, eccentric waif Émilie (Stéphanie Lapointe) lives alone in Montreal with her cat, Jack Kerouac, and works as a coat checker at the city's ritzy, exclusive Liverpool nightclub. She spends her free time engaging in her favorite hobby of people-watching, and harbors a massive crush on the dapper clubgoer Thomas (Charles-Alexandre Dubé). But events take a startling turn when a woman overdoses at the club. This, in turn, inspires Émilie to return the girl's coat to her hotel room - a simple act of kindness that plunges Émilie into the turbid and confusing Montreal underground; sensing this as an opportunity, she then turns to Thomas for help. The decision pulls the pair on one of the wildest and craziest adventures of their young lives.

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forgery, nightclub, organized-crime, overdose, underground [counterculture]