I’ve heard the mermaid singing

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Release date September 11, 1987
Duration 1h 21m
Genre Comedy, Drama


Awkward, shy and delightfully funny, Polly Vandersma is an “organizationally impaired” temporary assistant who finally gets her first permanent job at the age of 31. While she works for the curator of an art gallery, Polly narrates her own story, sharing the comical and bittersweet pretensions of the art world. At the same time, she reveals a special part of her own private world, taking the viewer to enchanted places in this quiet assault on the notion of authority everywhere.

Cast members

Sheila McCarthy Polly Vandersma
Paule Baillargeon Gabrielle St. Peres
Ann-Marie MacDonald Mary Joseph
Richard Monette Clive
John Evans Warren

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