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Crustacés et coquillages

Runtime:
90 min.
Year of Production:
2004
Country:
Frankreich
Director:
Cast:
Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi
Gilbert Melki
Jean-Marc Barr
Jacques Bonnaffé
Edouard Collin
Romain Torres
Sabrina Seyvecou
Yannich Baudin
Julien Weber
Production Company:
Agat Films
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

It’s summer and, for the first time, Marc and his wife Beatrix are spending the holidays with their children in the same house on the Mediterranean where Marc used to spend his own summer break as a teenager. Although the mistral is up and the sea is still rather cool, the summer’s heat slowly begins to kindle the senses – as well as all kinds of desires. The couple’s daughter Laura can’t wait for her boyfriend to arrive and whisk her away on his motorbike from the confines of the family. Laura’s brother Charly is waiting for Martin, who is in love with Charly. But Charly isn’t gay. Sensing the tension between the two boys, Beatrix starts to believe her son could be gay. Not thinking anything of her suspicion, she mentions it to Marc, for whom it is something of a blow. Things are further complicated by the arrival of Beatrix’ lover, Matthieu, who wants her to leave her husband for good. And so the summer holidays actually turn out to be rather exciting: the love life of all the various members of the family causes plenty of toing and froing during the night, not to mention the slamming of doors. “MARISCOS BEACH is a sort of modern fairytale ending in a number of ‘marriages’ and a song. Yet it is also a tale in which there are no ‘bad guys’ except the rules that say ‘no’ and the taboos and repression that each of us carry inside, preventing the expression of our most natural impulses.” (Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau

BIOGRAFIE Olivier Ducastel

Olivier Ducastel Born in Lyon, France in 1962, he studied film and theatre at the University of Paris III. He was made head of the directing department at La Fémis in 2013.

FILMOGRAFIE Olivier Ducastel (selection)

2019 Haut perchés  2016 Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau  2010 L'arbre et la forêt  2008 Nés en 68  2004 Crustacés et coquillages  2002 Ma vraie vie à Rouen  1999 Drôle de Félix  1998 Jeanne et le garçon formidable 

BIOGRAFIE Jacques Martineau

 Born in Montpellier, France in 1963, he studied literature and,
in 1994, completed a PhD on Honoré de Balzac. He has been collaborating with Olivier Ducastel since 1995 and they won a Teddy Award in 2000 for DROLE DE FELIX (FUNNY FELIX). Most recently, their film L’ARBRE ET LA FORÊT (FAMILY TREE) screened in the Berlinale Panorama in 2010.

FILMOGRAFIE Jacques Martineau (selection)

2019 Haut perchés  2016 Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau  2010 L'arbre et la forêt  2009 Rückenwind   2008 Nés en 68  2004 Crustacés et coquillages  2002 Ma vraie vie à Rouen  1999 Drôle de Félix  1998 Jeanne et le garçon formidable 

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