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L'effet aquatique (2016)

Samir falls in love with Agathe, a swimming-instructor. To seduce her he pretends he doesn't know how to swim so she can teach him.

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Sólveig Anspach (screenplay), Jean-Luc Gaget (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samir Guesmi ... Samir
Florence Loiret Caille ... Agathe
Didda Jónsdóttir Didda Jónsdóttir ... Anna
Philippe Rebbot Philippe Rebbot ... Reboute
Estéban Estéban ... Daniel
Olivia Côte Olivia Côte ... Corinne
Frosti Runólfsson Frosti Runólfsson ... Frosti (as Frosti Jón Runólfsson)
Johanna Nizard Johanna Nizard ... Sofia
Samer Bisharat ... Ibrahim Zaid (as Samer Bisharats)
Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson ... Siggi
Kristbjörg Kjeld ... Auður, la vieille dame islandaise
Anne Morin Anne Morin ... Adjointe présidente directoire piscine
Christine Dory Christine Dory ... Adjointe présidente directoire piscine
Óttar Proppé Óttar Proppé ... Docteur Óttar Proppé
Barði Jóhannsson Barði Jóhannsson ... Le chanteur
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Samir, a forty-odd crane operator in the Paris region, falls in love at first sight with Agathe, a young woman while she gets rid of a jerk trying to pick her up. Learning that she is a swimming instructor at the the Maurice Thorez swimming pool, he decides to approach her under the pretense of taking swimming lessons under her guidance. His first steps are successful and they are on the verge of giving themselves to each other when an incident happens, revealing that not only is he a good swimmer but an expert diver as well. His deception is then exposed and as Agathe hates lies and liars, reconquering her will not be a pleasure cruise. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

France | Iceland

Language:

French | English | Icelandic

Release Date:

29 June 2016 (France) See more »

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The Together Project See more »

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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In the Hall of the Mountain King
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Runs out of air
14 July 2016 | by paaskynenSee all my reviews

L'Effet Aquatique is a Franco-Icelandic co-production and it seems the efforts were divided over two teams that delivered work of differing quality. The first half of the film is set in France and develops the relationship between the protagonists in a believable way.

Unfortunately, once the story moves to Iceland, it gradually loses its freshness. The wonderful vistas of Iceland's nature easily outshine the French cityscape, but the interaction between the protagonists falls apart in a failed attempt to bring a sense of magic or predestination into it.

Score 7 on the strength of the first part.


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