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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Bulle Ogier ... Rose
Ludmila Mikaël ... Anne
Hélène Fillières ... Marie

Jonathan Zaccaï ... 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
Séverine Hulin ... Une Ouvriere
Gwenaëlle Lemartelot ... Une Ouvriere (as Gwenaëlle Le Martret)
Pierre-Antoine Ortu ... Le patron
Jack Duponchelle ... Blanchard
Sophie Laloy ... La maquilleuse
Josette Ferriere ... La vielle dame
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Directed by
Julie Lopes-Curval 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
François Favrat 
Julie Lopes-Curval 

Produced by
Alain Benguigui .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Chevalier 
Nicolas Gerber 
 
Cinematography by
Stephan Massis 
 
Film Editing by
Anne Weil 
 
Casting by
Nathaniele Esther 
 
Production Design by
Philippe van Herwijnen 
 
Costume Design by
Marie Malissen 
 
Makeup Department
Nadine Boucher .... trainee makeup artist
Vanessa Guérand .... assistant makeup artist
Mika Korkida .... key makeup artist
Maury Tollemer .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Marc Eloy .... production manager
Isabelle Soyer .... unit manager
Patrick Villeneuve .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlo Da Fonseca Parsotam .... first assistant director (as Carlos Parsotam)
Julie Navarro .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Denis Calvez .... property master
 
Sound Department
Julien Cloquet .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Ghouti .... adr mixer
Benoît Gilg .... sound editor
Fabrice Gérardi .... sound editor
Sophie Laloy .... sound
Gildas Mercier .... sound mixer
François Méreu .... sound
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marie Deshayes .... second assistant camera
Emile Dubuisson .... assistant camera
Jean-Christophe Frendo .... electrician
Camille Malissen .... still photographer
Edouard Omnès .... key grip
Rachid Rebouli .... electrician
Julien Rohel .... grip
Colin Wandersman .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Naima Lagrange .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Idit Bloch .... assistant editor
Thomas Coulombeix .... assistant editor
Marcel Mazoyer .... color timer
Nora Sèches .... color timer
Patrick Thauvin .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Léo Campagne .... production secretary
Thierry Louis De Canonville .... production administrator
Arnaud Morin .... production accountant
Krystel Rende .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bord de mer" - France (original title)
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90 min
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France:U | Hong Kong:IIB | Singapore:PG | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | USA:Not Rated
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Interesting movie that depicts a different aspect of France, 9 November 2003
Author: Red-125 from Upstate New York

Bord de Mer is an unusual French movie. The director, Julie Lopes-Curval, provides us with an image of France that tourists--and filmgoers--rarely see.

This film is set entirely in a small seaside town. Few French tourists visit, and apparently international tourists have not yet discovered the site.

Besides some seasonal tourism, the only obvious local industry is a factory that converts the stones from the shore into industrial materials. The jobs performed by the women workers at this factory are horrendously boring. The workers stand all day as a conveyor belts moves small stones along. These stones must be hand sorted to eliminate defective ones. Imagine standing at an assembly line for eight hours every day sorting stones, and you can understand the desperation of the workers.

The social classes in the town are divided into the factory workers and other townspeople who find what work they can--in shops, as lifeguards--and the wealthy few who own or manage the factory.

In the warm weather, the "summer people" arrive. These people are not tourists in the sense that they are passing through; they tend to own summer property and spend several months in their summer homes each year. Nonetheless, they have little in common with--or knowledge about--the people who live in the area all year.

The movie takes us through a year in the town. People watch their fortunes rise or fall, or just watch another year pass by.

This is an ensemble film, and the acting quality is good. However, I didn't recognize any of the actors other than Bulle Ogier as Rose, a compulsive gambler who only simply cannot stop gambling, even after she has lost everything she owns or can borrow.

The interesting young actor Hélène Fillières plays Marie, one of the factory workers, who suddenly realizes that what she has to look forward to, after 20 years on the assembly line, is only a watch and a bottle of champagne. Marie's moment of realization, and the choices she makes at that critical point, constitute one of the major sources of drama in the movie.

I think that this is a movie that would be much more satisfying to someone who is a native speaker of French, or at least has a detailed knowledge of French society. I'm certain that many subtle differences in regional and class accents went right past me. Even so, this is a quiet, intelligent movie that is worth seeing.





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