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Douches froides (2005)

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 ...
Mickael
Salomé Stévenin ...
Vanessa
Florence Thomassin ...
Annie
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ...
Gérard
Claire Nebout ...
Mathilde Steiner
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Louis Steiner
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Clément
Denis Falgoux ...
Philippe
Magali Woch ...
Natacha
Camille Japy ...
Isabelle
Dominique Cabrera ...
L'infirmière
Steve Tran ...
Tranh, -66 kg
Olivier Dote-Doevi ...
Xavier, -81 kg
Yoann Monjal ...
Arnaud, -90 kg
Benoît Bourse ...
Bruno, +90 kg
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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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Small things
20 January 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Love, friendship, family crisis, judo, ambitions of a young man, desolation, competition and ambiguous end. A French movie about small things of existence , mirror and lesson, without great ambition and little result. Interesting but not memorable, nice but not new,part of a very long series about teenagers, sport or lost relationships.The good part is role of an interesting cinema tradition. All ingredients are at perfect place. The circle of public is large and the end is good occasion to give your solution. Crumbs of nudity or social problems are only special gifts. Bitter solitude of character - seed for memories of love song and new beginning. In fact- nothing special. Only speech. About old small things.


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