Provocative French writer Michel Houellebecq meets Gérard Depardieu at a sea water therapy center. Together, they try to survive the health regime to which they are subjected by the establishment. But events quickly derail their routine.

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Guillaume Nicloux

Writers:

Guillaume Nicloux (screenplay), Daria Panchenko (collaboration)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Houellebecq ... Self
Gérard Depardieu ... Gérard Depardieu
Maxime Lefrançois Maxime Lefrançois ... Maxime
Mathieu Nicourt Mathieu Nicourt ... Mathieu
Daria Panchenko Daria Panchenko ... Daria
Luc Schwarz ... Luc
Qianyum Lysis Qianyum Lysis ... La femme de Michel
Norbert Hamelin Norbert Hamelin ... L'employé de la cryothérapie
Christopher Aubert Christopher Aubert ... Serveur 1
Souvenance Pétré Souvenance Pétré ... La masseuse
Christopher André Christopher André ... Employé de l'entretien 1
Marion Garnier Marion Garnier ... Employée accueil 1
Pauline Feutrie Pauline Feutrie ... Employée accueil 2
Coralie Lair Coralie Lair ... La diététicienne
Laura Desoubeaux Laura Desoubeaux ... Employée pressothérapie
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Provocative French writer Michel Houellebecq meets Gérard Depardieu at a sea water therapy center. Together, they try to survive the health regime to which they are subjected by the establishment. But events quickly derail their routine.

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Death does not exist
30 August 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

An unwonted fiction in which Michel Houellebecq comes out of a sequestration for ransom following a kidnapping organized by François Hollande, former president of the French Republic, and suffered, we do not really know why, a lugubrious sea-water therapy in Cabourg where he meets, by chance, Gérard Depardieu.

An improbable encounter among two French giants, literature for the first one, cinematography for the second one, in an offbeat comedy based on partially existentialist and voluntarily absurd dialogues about ... higgledy-piggledy ... death, pussy rejections, wine abuse, reference to the truth, body resurrection, mud made of algae, religion, old age, ...

A praise of hedonism, sometimes screamingly funny, sometimes excessively tiresome in an unaccomplished film. 5/6 of 10


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France

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French

Release Date:

21 August 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Terápia See more »

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