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Water Lilies (2007)
"Naissance des pieuvres" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  15 August 2007 (France)
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Summer in a new suburb outside Paris. Nothing to do but look at the ceiling. Marie, Anne and Floriane are 15. Their paths cross in the corridors at the local swimming pool, where love and desire make a sudden, dramatic appearance.

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Complete credited cast:
Pauline Acquart ...
Louise Blachère ...
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Warren Jacquin ...
François
Christel Baras ...
L'inspectrice
Marie Gili-Pierre ...
La caissière (as Marie Gili Pierre)
Alice de Lencquesaing ...
Fille vestiaire
Claire Pierrat ...
Fille vestiaire 2
Barbara Renard ...
Natacha
Esther Sironneau ...
La vendeuse
Jérémie Steib ...
Le masseur
Yvonne Villemaire ...
La voisine
Christophe Vandevelde ...
Type boîte (as Chrisophe Vandevelde)
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Three girls, each about 15, deal with puberty, the onset of sexual attraction, and, for two, the pressure of virginity. Marie, who's slight and diffident, quiet and nearly expressionless, is friends with Anne, who's a bit chunky and impulsive and has decided that François will be her first love. Watching synchronized swimming, Marie is suddenly attracted to the team captain, Floriane, beautiful, aloof, tall, and rumored to be a slut. François pursues her. Marie begins to hang around her; they trade favors, and soon it's an odd sort of friendship. Each of the three experiences her own first, and Marie must sort out attraction and friendship. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$7,418 (USA) (4 April 2008)

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$77,310 (USA) (8 August 2008)
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When Marie first gets into the water, invited by Floriane, Marie's hair is already wet. See more »

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Director Céline Sciamma's Made An Amazing Debut
1 January 2014 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

Screenwriter Céline Sciamma made her first debut as director in this film, opening up various opportunities to explore the storyline and future projects.

Pauline Acquart and Louise Blachère shows their efforts grabbing the audiences in full attention.

The relationships revolved within a local swimming pool in a Parisian suburb where the local synchronized swimming team practices.

The story encounters Marie (Pauline Acquart)and Blonde Floriane (Adele Haenel), both skilled swimmer and athlete with raging hormones. And doing things like many teenagers would do.

Naissance des Pieuvres, literally translated means The Birth of Octopi, is described as one of the slipperiest teenage drama.


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