Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

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By on July 24, 2009

Category: 17
All Genres: Family, Fantasy, Music
Release Year: 2003
Country: Canada
Runtime: 110
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Dominic ChampagneNick Morris
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • It's not an eating disorder if you embrace it.

  • Writing by: Josh Slates – writer

    Produced by: Martin Bolduc – co-producer
    Marie Côté – executive producer
    Vincent Gagné – executive producer
    Rocky Oldham – co-producer

    Cast: John Gilkey – Skywatcher / La Vigie
    Octavio Alegria – Juggler
    Alexei Anikine – Russian Swings
    Andrew Atherton – Aerial Straps / Body Skating
    Kevin Atherton – Aerial Straps / Body Skating
    Helen Ball – Triple Trapeze / Body Skating
    Paul James Bannerman – Musician (Drummer) (as Paul Bannerman)
    Roni Bello – Icarian Games
    Stiv Bello – Icarian Games
    Cinthia Beranek – Triple Trapeze / Body Skating
    Vasyl Besha – Icarian games / Body Skating

    Music: Violaine Corradi
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: The Cirque du Soleil creation telling the story of Icarus, whose wings melt when he flies to close to the run, sending him crashing into the volcanic and mysterious world of Varekai
    Plot: Icarus (Anton Chelnokov) is the main character of Varekai, who falls to the ground, breaking his legs as he does. He is suddenly in a strange, new world full of creatures he has never seen before. “Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered.” Assisted by the strange and quirky La Vigie (John Gilkey), he works on regaining his strength and finding his way, his desire being to fly again. While on the ground, he meets The Betrothed (Olga Pikhienko), an underground, insect-like creature who he falls in love with. The two have barely met when she is kidnapped. Having already lost his love, Icarus must also find a way to see her again and conquer the obstacles in his path, continuing his quest through Varekai.

    Movie Quotes:
    Kevin Kingston:
    “>in the car]
    Kevin Kingston: I have to go to the bathroom.
    Lindsey Kingston: I'm sure the carpet's absorbent.


    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    This film is dedicated to the spirit and the memory of Constance “Connie” Bond Young August 9, 1911 – February 22, 2003

    Goofs: We know about 11 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: Kevin opens the rear passenger door on Nick's Navigator against a yellow concrete barricade resulting in a large yellow mark in the middle of the door. From then on the mark either moves around of the door or disappears completely.

    Trivia: There are 2 entries in the trivia list – like these:

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