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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.

Directors:

Olivier Ducastel (co-director), Jacques Martineau (co-director)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Béatrix (as Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi)
Gilbert Melki ... Marc
Jean-Marc Barr ... Didier
Jacques Bonnaffé ... Mathieu
Edouard Collin Edouard Collin ... Martin
Romain Torres Romain Torres ... Charly
Sabrina Seyvecou ... Laura
Yannick Baudin Yannick Baudin ... Michaël
Julien Weber Julien Weber ... Sylvain
Sébastien Cormier Sébastien Cormier ... Laura's New Friend
Marion Roux Marion Roux ... Billiard Player
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Storyline

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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 March 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Côte d'Azur See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Here's Looking at You, Boy (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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Sea Shells & Lavender
12 February 2006 | by NJMoonSee all my reviews

COTE D'AZUR is a simply charming romantic comedy. A family of four escapes for a summer vacation at a seaside villa and find that romantic adventures are the main excursion. The film's director provides a light, magical tone that allows enchantment and reality to mix effortlessly. The performances are all first rate as well, giving us a realistic family unit without sacrificing individuality. The plot is both original and surprising, taking both the viewer and the characters in unexpected directions. The balance here is superb. Even a detour into musical comedy fits neatly into the fabric of this likable film. Credits roll over a surreal song and dance that will have the viewer wishing they, too, were visiting the COTE D'AZUR.


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