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Seaside (2002)
"Bord de mer" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  4 December 2002 (France)
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Seaside takes place in a small coastal town on the Bay of Somme. The year-round inhabitants find ways to make their lives work; Paul, a lifeguard in the summer, works at the grocery all ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bulle Ogier ...
Rose
Ludmila Mikaël ...
Anne
Hélène Fillières ...
Marie
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Paul
Patrick Lizana ...
Albert
Liliane Rovère ...
Odette
Emmanuelle Lepoutre ...
Albertine
Fabien Orcier ...
Jacquot
Jauris Casanova ...
Pierre
Audrey Bonnet ...
Lilas
Jean-Michel Noirey ...
Robert
Jacqueline Carpentier ...
Denise
Alexandra Mercouroff ...
Lucille
Antonia Ortu ...
La serveuse de bar
Nathalie Pannel ...
La femme notable
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Seaside takes place in a small coastal town on the Bay of Somme. The year-round inhabitants find ways to make their lives work; Paul, a lifeguard in the summer, works at the grocery all winter. His mother, Rose (Ogier) likes to play the slots just about anytime; his girlfriend Marie works in the local factory - the town's biggest business - but watching the summertime vacationers each year just makes her increasingly curious about what else might be out there. From these and several other stories, aided by close, revealing observations, we see a community perched between transition and stasis. Written by Anonymous

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4 December 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bord de mer - In riva al mare  »

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$4,736 (USA) (8 August 2003)

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$13,595 (USA) (19 December 2003)
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Not a must see, but has its redemptive qualities
15 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The degradation of small town life is becoming quite common all across the Western world, especially in parts of the Midwest here in America. The movie is pretty much an unforced examination of the economic stagnation of a small coastal town. If you like picking out subtle nuances you might like this film. I identified most with the main female character. She is young, vivacious and is stuck sorting rocks all day. The characters that surround her, especially her boyfriend's mom, are especially interesting. It is human nature to give into one's weaknesses and this is a theme that is often explored in French cinema.


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