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The Shiny Shrimps (2019)

Les crevettes pailletées (original title)
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Matthias Le Goff, an Olympic champion at the end of his career, makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment: coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and amateur gay water-polo team. ... See full summary »

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Maxime Govare (co-director), Cédric Le Gallo (co-director)

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Cédric Le Gallo (screenplay), Maxime Govare (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Gob ... Matthias Le Goff
Alban Lenoir ... Jean
Michaël Abiteboul Michaël Abiteboul ... Cédric
David Baïot David Baïot ... Alex
Romain Lancry Romain Lancry ... Damien
Roland Menou Roland Menou ... Joël
Geoffrey Couët Geoffrey Couët ... Xavier
Romain Brau Romain Brau ... Fred
Félix Martinez Félix Martinez ... Vincent
Maïa Quesemand Maïa Quesemand ... Victoire
Pierre Samuel Pierre Samuel ... Bertrand
Camille Thomas-Colombier Camille Thomas-Colombier ... Entraîneur Matthias
Jean-Louis Barcelona Jean-Louis Barcelona ... Hervé Langlois
Yvon Back ... Le Président de la Fédération Française de Natation
Anaïs Gilbert Anaïs Gilbert ... Elsa
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Matthias Le Goff, an Olympic champion at the end of his career, makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment: coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and amateur gay water-polo team. They have only one thing in mind: to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia where the hottest international LGBT athletes compete. It's the start of a bumpy and joyful ride - Faster, Higher, Stronger.

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France

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French | English | German

Release Date:

8 May 2019 (France) See more »

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$4,521,448
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It almost won the Sunny Bunny Prize!
17 November 2019 | by CelluloidRobertSee all my reviews

I liked this! I am not going to pretend it is in any way groundbreaking; indeed in many ways it reinforces some pretty infantile stereotypes. A world class straight swimmer (Nicolas Gob) makes derogatory remarks about a gay reporter and is "sentenced" to look after the French gay water polo team by way of punishment. They turn out to be the worst kind of sporting team imaginable - but add swimming trunks (sometimes!) and the film tells the story of how he manages to get them to the Gay Games in Croatia. It is a predictable but fun romp, nonetheless. In a genre frequently super-charged with political correctness and sex; this is just a bit of fun. Give it a go - it will make you smile.


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