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The Shiny Shrimps (2019)

Les crevettes pailletées (original title)
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Matthias Le Goff, an Olympic champion, makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment: coach the Shiny Shrimps, an amateur gay water-polo team. They have only one thing in mind: to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia.

Directors:

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

Writers:

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

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Trivia

Co director Le Gallo belongs to a real life gay water polo team, which was part of the inspiration for his film. See more »

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Performed by Eddy de Pretto
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Fun and feel good
17 September 2019 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is a fun and feel good film. It is very cliched, with some very loud queens doing the gayest stuff possible. It is funny to see them beside a supposedly (but not very) homophobic athlete. You won't see intense water polo matches in the film, even though the guys are in the water a lot. After all, it is a comedy and not a water polo film!


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

8 May 2019 (France) See more »

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$4,607,260
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2.10 : 1
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