5.0/10
160
4 user 2 critic

Riviera (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 January 2006 (France)
Beautiful and young, Stella is a popular go-go dancer living alone with her mother by the French Riviera. Their lives unravel when a middle-age man becomes obsessed with Stella.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The two brothers Julien (Nicolas Duvauchelle) and Louis (Steve Le Roi) work on their father's steel barge, which he won't let them inherit. To keep the boat, they resort to stealing a ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Pradal
Stars: Vahina Giocante, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Steve Le Roi
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A random montage of disturbing images tell a story about one summer in the lives of two teenagers who somehow find love within each other, Orso and Marie. After they realize this, they run ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Pradal
Stars: Vahina Giocante, Frédéric Malgras, Nicolas Welbers
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An impossible love story between Yossi, a former IDF soldier, and Dora, a mysterious French photographer visiting Israel, as they both struggle in vain to leave their pasts behind

Director: Matan Guggenheim
Stars: Johnny Arbid, Salim Dau, Gil Desiano
Alive (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After a brutal attack, a 19-year-old girl falls into a self-destructive cycle.

Director: Sandrine Ray
Stars: Vahina Giocante, Samuel Jouy, François Berléand
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young Frenchman is determined to dump his girlfriend due to her invariable excessive tardiness.

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Louis Garrel, Vahina Giocante, Mathieu Amalric
Riviera (TV Series 2017)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After newlywed Georgina's billionaire husband Constantine is killed in a yacht explosion, she is shocked to discover the fortune and lifestyle he maintained was surrounded by violence, lies... See full summary »

Stars: Julia Stiles, Lena Olin, Adrian Lester
Lila dit ça (2004)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two inner-city teenagers engage in an obsessive, innocent flirtation fueled by Lila's sexually explicit overtures.

Director: Ziad Doueiri
Stars: Vahina Giocante, Moa Khouas, Karim Ben Haddou
30 Beats (2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A summer heat wave and a series of sexual encounters connect a group of New Yorkers.

Director: Alexis Lloyd
Stars: Condola Rashad, Justin Kirk, Jennifer Tilly
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Antoinette
...
Romansky
...
Stella
...
Fabrizio
Antoine Basler ...
Le gérant du Milk
Franc Bruneau ...
Le livreur de pizzas
Geraldinha de Brilo ...
La femme de chambre petit-déjeuner
Stéphane Mélis ...
Le chef du personnel
...
La fille jalouse
Jérémy Lopez ...
Le garçon au portable
Stéphane Guillen ...
Le garçon au T-shirt rouge
Jean-Philippe Kley ...
Le garçon décoiffé
Sonia Bottero ...
La danseuse blonde
Akira Asegawa ...
Le traducteur japonais
Ifamu Ota ...
L'homme d'affaires japonais
Edit

Storyline

Beautiful and young, Stella is a popular go-go dancer living alone with her mother by the French Riviera. Their lives unravel when a middle-age man becomes obsessed with Stella.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 January 2006 (France)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

J'ai encore rêvé d'elle
Written by Richard Dewitte and Serge Koolen
Performed by Il était une Fois
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the best films of 2005
2 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

The story follows a beautiful young go-go dancer, her cleaning lady mother who has reached middle age and whose loneliness is apparent, and a lonesome, wealthy business man who becomes infatuated with the daughter. The differences between the mother and daughter are apparent from the start and the film does well to contrast their lives, along with portraying the mother as not only loving but also envious of her daughter's lifestyle. The ending I have mixed feelings about, although the more I think about it the more it seems to fit with the tone of the film. The cinematography was gorgeous, best represented during a scene of the daughter and her boyfriend freewheeling down the French Riviera sun-drenched roads where no dialogue is spoken but the close-ups and setting sun create an evocative portrait of passing youth. This was definitely my favorite film of 2005 and I'm glad I had the chance to see it since such obscure films are hard to come by for me.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page