a Bashar Shbib film
Fiction, Comedy, 80:58 min, 1997, 35mm, colour, NTSC.
Following the adventures of the B-movie director, Bill Gabriel Young (Bashar Shbib), Hot Sauce explores the sensation of taste. Suffering from amnesia after being mugged and knocked unconscious, Bill attempts to piece his life together. With the help of his friend Bella (Susan Eyton-Jones), he inadvertently discovers that spicy foods help him to regain his early memories bit by bit. His subsequent hot-food binges, however, only serve to reveal that his forgotten life may not be worth remembering. Told with humor and wisdom by Bill's daughter Tanya (Maïa Nadon-Chbib), the story mixes straightforward narrative with documentary-style interviews of people from the filmmaker’s past.
As the different accounts unfold, a common theme emerges : each person casts Bill in an unflattering light - as a shady and insensitive man who has little (if any) talent in his chosen field. In despair over these revelations, Bill is ultimately saved by Tanya, whose open and unqualified acceptance and love convince him that some things in life are definitely worth remembering.
Cast & Crew
STARRING : BASHAR SHBIB, SUSAN EYTON-JONES, MAÏA NADON-CHBIB, IONA BRINDLE, GREGOR VON BISMARCK, GEOFF DEADMAN, ROBYN LANE, LYNNE ROSENFELD, DONALD ROSENFELD SR., JAY FERGUSON, ALEXANDRA WOODWARD, MARK HOUGHTON, GABOR ZSIGOVICS, CLARK GREGG, HÉLÈNE VERRIER
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER : PIERRE LATOUR
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : JAY FERGUSON
EDITOR : HEIDI HAINES
SOUND: ANTOINE DURAND
ORIGINAL MUSIC : JEAN-FRANÇOIS FABIANO
ART DIRECTOR : KARINE ZERBÉ
SCREENPLAY & STORY : BASHAR SHBIB
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER : MICHEL ZGARKA
PRODUCER / DIRECTOR : BASHAR SHBIB
THIS FILM IS PRODUCED WITH THE FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION OF:
SOCIÉTÉ DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DES ENTREPRISES CULTURELLES (SODEC)
GOUVERNEMENT DU QUÉBEC (Programme du Crédit d'Impôt)
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA (Tax Credit Program)
All Rights Reserved © 1997 Oneira Pictures International