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Release Date:
15 August 2007 (Belgium) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The slow voyage to adulthood See more (29 total) »

Cast

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Pauline Acquart ... Marie
Louise Blachère ... Anne

Adèle Haenel ... Floriane
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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Directed by
Céline Sciamma 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Céline Sciamma 

Produced by
Bénédicte Couvreur .... producer
Jérôme Dopffer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Baptiste de Laubier  (as Para One)
 
Cinematography by
Crystel Fournier 
 
Film Editing by
Julien Lacheray 
 
Casting by
Christel Baras 
Laure Cochener 
 
Production Design by
Gwendal Bescond 
 
Art Direction by
Pascal Leguellec 
 
Set Decoration by
Geraldine Laferte 
 
Costume Design by
Marine Chauveau 
 
Makeup Department
Marie Luiset .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Xavier Bonnet .... assistant unit manager
Hakim Cherikh .... unit manager trainee
Bénédicte Couvreur .... production manager
Maud Quiffet .... unit manager
Bachir Sareh .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Delphine Daull .... first assistant director
Yann Kaïm .... trainee assistant director
Jérémie Steib .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mathieu Chatagnon .... ripper
Pascal Leguellec .... first assistant production designer
Olivia Talan .... property master
 
Sound Department
Pierre André .... sound editor
Pierre André .... sound mixer
Francis Bernard .... sound trainee
Franck Duval .... boom operator
Stéphane Le Dall .... boom operator
Daniel Sobrino .... sound re-recording mixer
Mathieu Villien .... sound trainee
 
Visual Effects by
Eric Delmotte .... main titles designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacques Ballard .... first assistant camera: underwater unit
François Chevreau .... first assistant camera
Jonas Kail .... grip
Jérémie Leloup .... key grip
Richard Mercier .... second camera operator
Cyril Mousseigne .... best boy electric
Muriel Olivier .... gaffer
Stéphane Raymond .... second assistant camera
Julien Saffroy .... additional grip
Philippe Vene .... camera operator: underwater unit
 
Casting Department
Thomas Bidart .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Christophe Bousquet .... color timer
Jean-Christophe Bouzy .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Roselyne Bellec .... script supervisor
Véronique Ruggia .... acting coach
Christophe Régin .... production secretary
 
Thanks
Philippe Carcassonne .... thanks
Danièle D'Antoni .... thanks
Elisabeth Depardieu .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Naissance des pieuvres" - France (original title)
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France:85 min
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Continuity: When Marie first gets into the water, invited by Floriane, Marie's hair is already wet.See more »
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19 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
The slow voyage to adulthood, 9 April 2008
Author: Pascal Zinken (LazySod) from Maastricht, The Netherlands

Also known as "Water Lilies" this film tells the story of two girls as they struggle their way into the world of love and sex. This story is told at a slow pace and that works very well. It gives plenty of time and space to get to know the different characters and to grow somewhat attached to them.

Using a small cast puts some extra pressure on the people playing as they all have some more screen time than normal but the people playing in this film handle that well. Everyone is completely believable. Visual setting is great, especially the underwater shots in the swimming pool add a nice effect.

Many films have been made about the same subject though and this one does not really stand out above any of them. It pulls some "standard" pressure methods out of the high hat and works on them. It isn't bad, not at all, but it surely isn't great either and I do feel it could have done better if it had taken some what less explored angles.

7 out of 10 synchronous swimmers

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Floriane did care deeply for Marie. Some reasons why! (*SPOILERS*) scoobysnack831
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