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Sidestroke (1993)

La nage indienne (original title)
A Ménage A Trois ,on the banks of the lake of Annecy.


Xavier Durringer


Xavier Durringer (novel), Xavier Durringer (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Karin Viard ... Clara
Gérald Laroche Gérald Laroche ... Max
Antoine Chappey Antoine Chappey ... Loockeed
Eric Savin ... Pilou
Shérif Scouri Shérif Scouri ... Petit-Louis
Aude Amiot Aude Amiot ... Claudine
Florence Joubert Florence Joubert ... Danny
Laurent Olmedo Laurent Olmedo ... Animateur boîte de nuit
Nathalie Mongin Nathalie Mongin
Marie-Paule Sirvent Marie-Paule Sirvent
Frédéric Duff-Barbé Frédéric Duff-Barbé ... (as Frédéric 'Duff' Barbé)
Philippe Kara-Mohamed Philippe Kara-Mohamed
Jean-Claude Bonnifait Jean-Claude Bonnifait
Nathalie Ghiano Nathalie Ghiano
Pascale Girbal Pascale Girbal


Max and Loockeed ,two pals,pool their resources and start all over again.In Paris ,they see Clara again , she's a girl who works in a peep-show.Together,they leave Paris for the lake of Annecy where one of their friends put them up in a boathouse.They try to manage ,without any real plan.Their relationship begins to deteriorate.Clara and Loockheed,in spite of their quarrels,get marry and Max is left alone. Written by dbdumonteil

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Comedy | Drama


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A very strange but beautiful feature.
13 December 2011 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

This is the second of Xavier Durringer's films I saw. And after I discovered him in his masterpiece J'IRAI AU PARADIS CAR L'ENFER EST ICI, a gangster film that was also a offbeat point of view concerning the underworld. In both, Gerald Laroche gives wonderful performances. It's such a shame that this actor doesn't make more films for the big screen...

Back to this movie, we see here a small group pf friends, two men and a woman, who spend some vacation in a country mansion, near the Annecy lake, in the southeast of France. The relationship between the three of them is worth seeing, so unusual, and disturbing for the audience too. I can't tell more, because I would spoil this very little gem. We of course think of François Truffaut's JULES ET JIM. But it's different although.

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Release Date:

22 December 1993 (France) See more »

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Sidestroke See more »

Filming Locations:

Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France See more »

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