A man pondering the unrecognized aspects of space travel has more than a few problems to contend with on Earth in this French Canadian drama.
Phillippe (Robert Lepage) is professional student who lives with his ailing mother (Anne-Marie Cadieux) in a small, run-down apartment in Quebec. Phillippe has spent years working on his doctoral thesis, which looks at the philosophical and emotional consequences of the race into space between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1960s and '70s.
Phillippe just barely supports himself as a telemarketer, his cold-calling has put him in touch with a former girlfriend who isn't especially happy to hear from him, and an attempt to discuss his research with a former Russian cosmonaut has near-disastrous results.
Robert Lepage, Céline Bonnier, Anne-Marie Cadieux