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Come Undone (2000)

Presque rien (original title)
Mathieu, 18, spends the summer at his mother's summer house, in Brittany. On the beach, he meets Cédric, a boy his age. A love-story begins between the two boys.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mathieu (as Jeremie Elkaïm)
Stéphane Rideau ...
Cédric (as Stephane Rideau)
Marie Matheron ...
Dominique Reymond ...
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Nils Öhlund ...
Pierre
Réjane Kerdaffrec ...
La psychiatre (as Rejane Kerdaffrec)
Guy Houssier ...
Le père de Cédric
Violeta Ferrer ...
La mère de Pierre
Robert Darmel ...
Le patron du café
Charline Levaque ...
L'aide soignante
Sarah Reyjasse ...
La vendeuse de gaufres
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Le copain d'Annick
Gildas Chotard ...
Le videur
Maxence Rabret ...
Le petit garçon de la plage
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Eighteen-year-old Mathieu vacations at the beach with his family when he meets local teen Cédric. After an extremely erotic kiss, the boys begin a passionate romance, complete with skinny-dipping at night, nude dancing on the beach and intense lovemaking in the dunes; yet, as Mathieu grapples with his sexuality and copes with his sick mother, absent father and annoying kid sister, his bond with Cédric grows stronger until it bursts. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 June 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Come Undone  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€11,007 (Italy) (21 July 2002)

Gross:

$8,867 (USA) (13 February 2011)
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Cédric: [at the beach] Hey, Mathieu.
Mathieu: Please go away.
Cédric: Why?
Mathieu: So they don't see us together.
Cédric: Are you ashamed or what?
Mathieu: No, I just don't want any trouble.
Cédric: What trouble?
Mathieu: Can't you just leave?
Cédric: You think I'm stupid?
Mathieu: Just fuck off!
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why don't you like it?
7 May 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Maybe "Presque Rien" is not the best movie ever made... But it is better than many of you have said. I still haven't seen a homo-themed movie better than this one.

You Americans are accustomed to watch very narrative movies, with a clear beginning, development and outcome. But European movies are less narrative, but makes you think much and feel.

Many of you didn't understand the sense of the movie.. The purpose of this one is not show us a simple "summer loving movie", with commercial characters who "fall in love and live happy forever". Summer Holidays and beach are only a background, and this movie is directed to every young boy who may feel identified with those boys.

Maybe some of you didn't understand well this movie, because of its 3 parts, showed as flashbacks. These 3 moments are: - Summertime in Pornichet, when they meet and love. - After a year and half living together in Nantes, Mathieu doesn't go to a psychiatric himself. He tries to suicide taking something, and Cedric brings him to hospital. Later, he appears talking with a psychiatrist to find the reason about he done that. - The last part, is when Mathieu come back to Pornichet, in winter, alone.. to think about how his life have changed, how his life become to be, and trying to find himself.

It's possible that some people couldn't understand all this well, because all the scenes are mixed among them. But anyway, as I said before... this is not a funny movie. If what someone want to see is meat, for that, we have Belami movies.

Presque Rien, what want to show us, is how cruel can be the life, for a young boy who is not sure about his feelings and not sure about what to do in life. Mathieu only wants to go away from home, and try to live the kind of life that he thought could bring him the happiness.. But what seemed perfect at the beginning.. later is not as good as he thought, and he become troubled, and feel that he has lost the way of his life. He is lost and doesn't know what he really wants to do, or what makes him happy. He finally become depressed and tries to commit suicide.

So, funny? Is not a funny movie. Very hot scenes? only a few.. but this is not a movie for entertainment. Is all about feelings... friendship, love, happiness, unhappiness, pain, depression, loneliness... I, as many others, feel identified with life and problems of Mathieu, and that is what director wanted to do.. a movie who show us the cruel reality of a boy's life.

For me, the best homo-themed movie ever.


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