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Cold Showers (2005)

Douches froides (original title)
The story of three teenagers: a beautiful girl, Vanessa, and two boys, Mickael and Clement, one rich, one poor. The story of Mickael - judo fanatic and doomed lover - and his parents, both ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johan Libéreau ...
Salomé Stévenin ...
Florence Thomassin ...
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ...
Claire Nebout ...
Mathilde Steiner
Louis Steiner
Denis Falgoux ...
Magali Woch ...
Camille Japy ...
Dominique Cabrera ...
Steve Tran ...
Tranh, -66 kg
Olivier Dote-Doevi ...
Xavier, -81 kg
Yoann Monjal ...
Arnaud, -90 kg
Benoît Bourse ...
Bruno, +90 kg


The story of three teenagers: a beautiful girl, Vanessa, and two boys, Mickael and Clement, one rich, one poor. The story of Mickael - judo fanatic and doomed lover - and his parents, both convinced that the sky will one day come crashing down on their heads, and both more than able to cope when it does. Blackly comic, brutally funny, heartbreaking, truthful. A tragi-comedy. About happiness and hardship, sex, luck and catastrophe. Written by wild bunch

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Excellent movie with poor camera work!
5 October 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The movie is fresh, poignant and real. For a non-professional actor, Johan Libereau manages to touch you with his raw humanity. If he polishes on his acting skills, he will become a formidable actor. Salome is captivating with her open frankness. The other actors were quite realistic too, in their different ways. There are a lack of continuity with many scenes, creating the impression that somebody had cut out a big piece. One example, is when the Chinese boy(his arm was in a sling)walked up with the coach and the next thing, Michael is outside kicking a ball!? Some scenes could have been left out altogether, like the night swim which Michael had with Vanessa. My major pain was with the camera work. I cannot understand why a lot of the scenes had to be done in close ups. The most annoying was the group shower scenes where the boys were making fun of the Chinese boy. At one point, somebody's back covered the entire screen. I felt that 70% of the movie was done in close ups, causing you to miss a lot of the details, like with the judo scenes. A lot of the close ups were done exclusively to mask the frontal nudity. This shame is normal for American directors but with a Frenchman? Even the Parental Advisory sticker created the impression of disgust and abnormality which nudity is definitely not. I strongly recommend seeing this movie and if at the end you feel like strangling the cameraman, you are not alone! By the way, this movie is NOT a gay movie and the 3-way sex scene was too dark and lost in the close ups.

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