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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 »

Directors:

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

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Romain Choay (collaboration), 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

Release Date:

8 May 2019 (France) See more »

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$4,479,484
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Boys (Summertime Love)
Written by Matteo Bonsanto, Roberto Rossi, Claudio Cecchetto, Malcolm Carlton & A Gill.
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A feel good movie!
12 May 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

Although I do not belong to any of the two next categories, I think this film can please both gays (well, for obvious reasons) and homophobic people (let's say it's ultra cliche). Be prepared for an encounter of the third kind with the complete YMCA (Village People, 1978) and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott, 1994) ... in swimming suit! This is clearly not a masterpiece and the script is predictable, but the actors are really endearing and the film is full of wacky and hilarious replies, even if the jokes are not always very subtle, far from Oscar Wilde's comedies as an example. In this regard, although the film is categorized 'all public', I will not necessarily suggest you to see this movie with your 7-year-old niece, if any. In short: I liked this nice teamwork!


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