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Drive, She Said

Directed by Mina Shum
Canada, 1997 (fiction, 81 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Ingen väg tillbaka"

Film Description:
"Nadine Ship is stuck in a drab, dead-end job as a bank teller, and a passionless five-year relationship. But things begin to pick up when a mysterious mechanic shows up to open an account."
-- WorldCat (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Mina Shum
Produced by: Stephen Hegyes
Principal Cast: Moira Kelly, Josh Hamilton, Sebastian Spence, Jim Byrnes, Lori Ann Triolo, Peter Stebbings, David Hurtubise, Hiromoto Ida, Mina Shum
Cinematography: Peter Wunstorf
Film Editing: Michelle Floyd
Music: Dennis Burke
Production Company: Drive, She Said Productions, 47 Films
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Quote by the Director

"It's so good to be able to do something different. It was a real rush to be able to step out of a traditional female director's role and do something that is very testosterone driven."
-- Mina Shum (source)

Quotes about Drive, She Said

"The conventionality of Drive, She Said in terms of plot affected its reception. Critics decried its reliance on the caper film as a means of exploring a woman's self-actualization."
-- Brenda Austin-Smith (source)

"Mina Shum's audacious second feature is a stylistic leap that stretches her skills as a director and tests the patience of even the most tolerant audience."
-- John Haslett Cuff (source)

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