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Les filles ne savent pas nager (2000)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 18 October 2000 (France)
Gwen is a teenager living in a small coastal town. Lise is her best friend, a city girl who comes every year with her family to spend the summer. This year things are different though; at ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Isild Le Besco ... Gwen
Karen Alyx Karen Alyx ... Lise
Pascale Bussières ... Céline
Pascal Elso Pascal Elso ... Alain
Marie Rivière ... Anne-Marie
Yelda Reynaud ... Solange
Sandrine Blancke Sandrine Blancke ... Vivianne
Julien Cottereau Julien Cottereau ... Frédo
Dominique Lacarrière Dominique Lacarrière ... Rose
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
France Besson France Besson
Damien Boenwec Damien Boenwec
Yves Claessens Yves Claessens
Sylvie Contant Sylvie Contant
Youenn Dorval Youenn Dorval
Julien Honoré Julien Honoré
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Gwen is a teenager living in a small coastal town. Lise is her best friend, a city girl who comes every year with her family to spend the summer. This year things are different though; at first Lise might not come at all, and when she does it is obvious that Gwen grew up faster than she did. Written by Marcelo R. <marcelo_fpr@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 October 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Banot Lo Sohot See more »

Filming Locations:

Brittany, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,238, 21 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$68,460, 17 November 2002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Good film, good actresses
23 August 2002 | by BrianSee all my reviews

Being a long-time viewer of French cinema, I had no problems with the pacing or style of this film. In fact, that's why I like European film in general, for a break from the predictability of Hollywood/American cinema.

Actually, I didn't think the pace of this film was particularly slow. "Gwen" seemed constantly on the move, one crisis quickly followed another in her family.

Both girls, as perhaps most people, seemed to have positive natures, but life was dealing them some hard blows, and neither had the tools to overcome the difficulties being dealt them.

Both needed affection and love, but were going about getting in unhealthy ways. They seemed to be searching for affection almost blindly, or instinctually, to me.

I felt empathy for both characters; and as for the comment that "the lead needs to be better looking," I disagree. I thought both were very attractive in their own way.


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