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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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Quotes

Cédric: I want you to stay. You hear me? I want you to stay with me.
[Mathieu does not respond]
Cédric: So, it didn't mean anything?
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Written by Christophe Dalla-Ca - Olivier Raymond
Performed by Phunky Data
Courtesy of Futuria and Universal Music Projets Spéciaux
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Deeply Moving



It seems that what French cinema does best is slice of life drama. Come Undone is one such drama, yet way above the quality that we've come to expect from the genre.

Director Sebastien Lifshitz slices the narrative, then pieces it together in a way which is at first confusing but which ultimately adds much to the emotional tone of the film. The meeting and parting of two boys in their late teens is related without offering much in the way of a clear explanation as to how or why. The emphasis being on the troubled emotional journey one of them undergoes as a result of the unexpected love relationship that develops.

Besides his keen cinematic eye, Lifshitz's major success is eliciting from both Jeremie Elkaim and Stephane Rideau totally convincing performances. There's not one false note sounded. The smaller parts too are handled well.

A deeply moving, beautifully played, complex film. One that certainly warrants more than one viewing.








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