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L'eau froide (1994)

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?

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Olivier Assayas

Writer:

Olivier Assayas
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Cast

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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,209, 21 June 2018
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Company Credits

Production Co:

IMA Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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

Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
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A real film about not being an adult yet .
10 June 2002 | by frans bormanSee all my reviews

Intense. Open . Raw. Cold water wears no mask. And unlike most typical teenage flicks , this film is not sugar-coated, predictable and melodramatic.

It's not so much about being a teenager. More about not being an adult yet. Moved with emotion and impulse it leaves you feeling hot with passion. Overwhelmed by disappointment it leaves you cold when the passion does not get you what you wanted.

If you resent(ed) not being an adult yet, wash your face with some Cold Water. But be warned. The water may be colder than you expected it to be...


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