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Côte d'Azur (2005)

Crustacés & coquillages (original title)
For summer vacation, Marc (Melki) and Béatrix (Tedeschi) take their two kids to the seaside house of Marc's youth, where their daughter takes up with a biker and their sons roams the beach with his best friend, who is in love with him. Things get steamier when Béatrix's lover Mathieu shows up, and Marc's old flame appears.

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Béatrix (as Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi)
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Marc
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Didier
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
Mathieu
Edouard Collin ...
Martin
Romain Torres ...
Charly
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Laura
Yannick Baudin ...
Julien Weber ...
Sylvain
Sébastien Cormier ...
Laura's New Friend
Marion Roux ...
Billiard Player
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A family comprising of a father, mother, daughter and son head to the south of France for summer vacation. Charly's friend, Martin joins them. He is gay and has a crush on Charly. Charly's mother, Beatrix, thinks Charly is gay and having an affair with Martin. Charly's father is somewhat bothered by this and by the open sexuality in the family. Written by poco loco

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30 March 2005 (France)  »

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Côte d'Azur  »

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Crazy Credits

The second part of Stéphanie Lelong and Olivier Marquezy's opening title sequence features impressions of the titular aquatic creatures animated in actions related to either the credit they appear alongside or the film's theme of love and affection. See more »

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Featured in Schau mir in die Augen, Kleiner (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

La plage aux crustacés
Written by Jacques Martineau and Philippe Miller
Performed by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Gilbert Melki,
Jean-Marc Barr and Jacques Bonnaffé
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Story of a holiday
22 January 2011 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Nice, french and seductive. Story of holiday, spiced and musical, a comedy about relations and escapes, sentimental adventure and erotic games, teenage problems, appearances and reality. Only a joke, in fact. But the essence is more than spam. Errors and feelings in a strange circle. A mirror with many faces, belly for faces and gestures. Trip to happiness and slices of "A midsummer night's dream". Map of ordinary existence, uncomplicated and naive, honest and dramatic,fresco of a marriage an a critically age, of natural abdication and final happiness, a fable about moral, sex and homosexuality. Basic ingredients and pretty songs. Aplauses and curtain.


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