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Côte d'Azur (2005)

Crustacés & coquillages (original title)
For summer vacation, Marc (Melki) and Béatrix (Tedeschi) take their two kids to the seaside house of Marc's youth, where their daughter takes up with a biker and their sons roams the beach with his best friend, who is in love with him. Things get steamier when Béatrix's lover Mathieu shows up, and Marc's old flame appears.

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Olivier Ducastel (co-director), Jacques Martineau (co-director)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Béatrix (as Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi)
Gilbert Melki ... Marc
Jean-Marc Barr ... Didier
Jacques Bonnaffé Jacques Bonnaffé ... Mathieu
Edouard Collin Edouard Collin ... Martin
Romain Torres Romain Torres ... Charly
Sabrina Seyvecou ... Laura
Yannick Baudin Yannick Baudin ... Michaël
Julien Weber Julien Weber ... Sylvain
Sébastien Cormier Sébastien Cormier ... Laura's New Friend
Marion Roux Marion Roux ... Billiard Player
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Storyline

A family comprising of a father, mother, daughter and son head to the south of France for summer vacation. Charly's friend, Martin joins them. He is gay and has a crush on Charly. Charly's mother, Beatrix, thinks Charly is gay and having an affair with Martin. Charly's father is somewhat bothered by this and by the open sexuality in the family. Written by poco loco

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 March 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Côte d'Azur See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Crazy Credits

The second part of Stéphanie Lelong and Olivier Marquezy's opening title sequence features impressions of the titular aquatic creatures animated in actions related to either the credit they appear alongside or the film's theme of love and affection. See more »

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Soundtracks

La plage aux crustacés
Written by Jacques Martineau and Philippe Miller
Performed by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Gilbert Melki,
Jean-Marc Barr and Jacques Bonnaffé
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Austin Movie Show review -- VERY French!
13 November 2005 | by leilapostgradSee all my reviews

Not only is this a French comedy, but it is also the MOST French movie ever made. It's is French in every way. A husband and wife take their teenage son and daughter to a seaside resort on the Riviera for the summer. The mother is totally French with her unshaved armpits, pot smoking, adulterous affair, and the way she so easily and casually talks about sex with her kids. The daughter leaves the resort early on in the film after she climbs onto the back of her boyfriend's motorcycle to ride to Portugal. The son has long, thick, curly hair and is completely sexually confused when he invites his gay friend, Martin, to stay for the summer. And the dad is the most French of them all. He watches Martin masturbate in the shower, and then reunites with his gay lover from his youth. Oh, and there's singing and dancing, too. If you love French comedies, this is the definitive. If, on the other hand, masturbation, adultery, and homosexuality make you uncomfortable, this may not be the film for you.


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