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Cold Water (1994)

L'eau froide (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 6 July 1994 (France)
When the girl of a rebelious teenage couple finds out she is being sent away, they both believe escaping the rigid order suffocating them is the only way to be free. But is it?

Director:

Olivier Assayas

Writer:

Olivier Assayas
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginie Ledoyen ... Christine
Cyprien Fouquet Cyprien Fouquet ... Gilles
László Szabó ... Père de Gille
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Inspecteur
Dominique Faysse Dominique Faysse ... Mère de Christine
Smaïl Mekki Smaïl Mekki ... Mourad
Jackie Berroyer ... Père de Christine
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Professeur
Ilona Györi Ilona Györi ... Marie
Renée Amzallag Renée Amzallag ... Infirmière
Jérôme Simonin Jérôme Simonin ... Vendeur de dynamite
Laetitia Lemerle Laetitia Lemerle ... Corrine
Alexandra Yonnet Alexandra Yonnet ... Copine blouson
Caroline Doron Caroline Doron ... Copine blessée
Laetitia Giraud Laetitia Giraud ... Christiane
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Storyline

Gilles and Christine a boy and a girl live in the outskirts of Paris, their families are ineffective and distant and they lead a purposeless life. They steal some records in a supermarket but she is caught and sent to a nursing home by force by her parents. She escapes and follows Gilles to a house where some other youths live. They then decide to go south: Christine has been told there is a commune there, where artists live. So they head south sleeping rough... Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Widescale theatrical release in the USA was long delayed by the difficulty in licensing the soundtrack. See more »

Quotes

Père de Gille: That's life and you have to act like an adult.
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Alternate Versions

Shorter TV version released under the title Page Blanche ,La (1994) (TV) as part of the TV-series "Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge" (1994) See more »


Soundtracks

Up Around The Bend
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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we find ourselves hopelessly in denial, like the characters portrayed so beautifully before us
3 December 2019 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

What a splendid film. I was amazed only just now to discover the, oh so 70s set film, was made as recently as the 90s. Clearly the work put in by Assayas in his early films, where he clearly struggled against the odds and low budgets to get his feelings across have culminated to bare fruit here. Not 100% clear all the time yet the feeling is always right, we believe even if we do not understand fully, the actions and the motivations. Sadness, anger, loss and revenge lurk but a youthful energy raises this up and despite our struggles with the sense of the odd scene we find ourselves prepared for the ecstasy of the 70s music and drug fuelled trance like bonfire sequence at the centre of this extremely well made film. From there things become a little more predictable even if we find ourselves hopelessly in denial, like the characters portrayed so beautifully before us. Marvellous.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | Hungarian | English

Release Date:

6 July 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Water See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,110, 29 April 2018

Gross USA:

$30,209

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,209
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Dolby

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1.66 : 1
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