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Cold Showers (2005)

Douches froides (original title)
The story of three teenagers: a beautiful girl, Vanessa, and two boys, Mickael and Clement, one rich, one poor. The story of Mickael - judo fanatic and doomed lover - and his parents, both ... See full summary »

Director:

Antony Cordier

Writers:

Antony Cordier, Julie Peyr (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johan Libéreau ... Mickael
Salomé Stévenin Salomé Stévenin ... Vanessa
Florence Thomassin Florence Thomassin ... Annie
Jean-Philippe Écoffey Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Gérard
Claire Nebout Claire Nebout ... Mathilde Steiner
Aurélien Recoing ... Louis Steiner
Pierre Perrier ... Clément
Denis Falgoux Denis Falgoux ... Philippe
Magali Woch Magali Woch ... Natacha
Camille Japy Camille Japy ... Isabelle
Dominique Cabrera Dominique Cabrera ... L'infirmière
Steve Tran Steve Tran ... Tranh, -66 kg
Olivier Dote-Doevi Olivier Dote-Doevi ... Xavier, -81 kg
Yoann Monjal Yoann Monjal ... Arnaud, -90 kg
Benoît Bourse Benoît Bourse ... Bruno, +90 kg
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The story of three teenagers: a beautiful girl, Vanessa, and two boys, Mickael and Clement, one rich, one poor. The story of Mickael - judo fanatic and doomed lover - and his parents, both convinced that the sky will one day come crashing down on their heads, and both more than able to cope when it does. Blackly comic, brutally funny, heartbreaking, truthful. A tragi-comedy. About happiness and hardship, sex, luck and catastrophe. Written by wild bunch

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Official Sites:

Bac Films [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

22 June 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Showers See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$538,208
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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If you're watching this for the frontal nudity, it lasts only a matter of seconds...
16 May 2006 | by eslgr8See all my reviews

Other reviews have talked about how frank this film is, especially in terms of male frontal nudity. Well, those who've seen Grande Ecole with its frequently naked actors and expect something similar are in for a big disappointment. Other than a few seconds in the judo team locker room, the two leads' side by side shower lasts a grand total of 15 seconds. The female lead has comparably brief frontal moments. A lot of this film's marketing is geared to the gay male audience, but those expecting even a hint of homoeroticism between the two male leads (best friends who have a three-way with the girlfriend of one of them) will be most disappointed. There is not even the hint of either one's being interested in the other, or even scarcely aware that the other is part of the menage a trois. As a film, Douches Froides is curiously uninvolving; the viewer gets very little sense of who these three young people are, of how they are feeling, of why they behave as they do. About one hour of the original cut was deleted; perhaps this is why the finished film seems frustratingly undeveloped. Stick with Grande Ecole, a French film which more than delivers on its promises.


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