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Love and Human Remains

Love and Human Remains, image,

100 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: September 1992 (TIFF)
Release date: January 1993
DVD release date: January 23, 1996
Canadian Distributor: Alliance Films

Based on Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love by Brad Fraser, who adapted his own stage play, the film is a dark-humoured drama about the lives of a group of young people set in the time it was written, the early 1990s. The two main central characters are roommates and ex-lovers, David and Candy. David is a former television actor who is now a waiter. Candy is a book critic. They were a couple until David proclaimed his homosexuality. Candy is also questioning her sexuality, having started a lesbian affair that leaves her wondering if she just might be happier with a woman. David is also moving on, or trying to, and is attracted to Kane, a handsome, young busboy. Meanwhile David and Candy’s lives are entangled with a collection of friends or acquaintances through friendship or romance, including Benita, a young dominatrix and part-time psychic, and Bernie, a boastful but insecure young businessman. The couplings and shifting relationships of these characters play out against a sub-plot of a serial murderer who has been terrorizing the city’s women. Love and Human Remains was Deny Arcand’s first film in English.

Brad Fraser won a Genie Award for his adapted screenplay. The poster was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.



Roger Frappier

Executive Producer:

Pierre Latour


Peter Sussman

Line Producer:

Richard Lalonde


Denys Arcand


Brad Fraser


Paul Sarossy


Alain Baril


John McCarthy

Production Designer:

François Séguin

Art Director:

Jean Kazemirchuk (Set Decorator)

Costume Designer:

Denis Sperdouklis

Cast: Roles:

Thomas Gibson
Ruth Marshall
Cameron Bancroft
Mia Kirshner
Joanne Vannicola
Matthew Ferguson
Rick Roberts
Aidan Devine
Robert Higden
Sylvain Morin
Ben Watt
Karen Young
Serge Houde
Alex Wylding
Polly Shannon
Annie Juneau
Maurice Podbrey
Geneviève Angers
Josée Boisvert
Aimée Castle
Rod Charlebois
Ellen David
Andy Delisle
Suzanne Desautels
Maximilian Devree
Charles S. Doucet
Nathalie Goguen
Kim Handysides
Joan Heney
Lisa Hull
Barbara Jones
Luc Leblanc
John Lozano
Gary McKeehan
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier
Maxim Roy
Harry Standjofski

The Editor
The Drag Queen
The Native Boy
The Singer
The Cowboy
The First Victim
The Second Victim
The Third Victim
The Theater Director