Douches Froides

Cold Showers

In a bold and sensual rendering of the coming-of-age story, Antony Cordier turns up the heat with his exploration of newly awakened sexuality and its unexpected emotional consequences. With refreshing sobriety he packs several punches in this unflinching look at the pressures and confusions facing a seventeen-year-old high school athlete. Intense judo competition, an explicitly sexual love triangle, college examinations, a drunk father and a penny-pinching mother all weigh on Mickael, as he comes ultimately to understand that it is only through transformation that we come to know ourselves.

Competition Fiction 2006
Antony Cordier
France 2005
102 minutes
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Antony Cordier, Julie Peyr
Cinematography Nicolas Gaurin
Editing Emmanuelle Castro
Music Nicolas Lemercier
With Johan Libéreau, Salomé Stévenin, Florance Thomassin, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey, Claire Nebout, Aurélien Recoing, Pierre Perrier
Why Not Productions 1 bis cité Paradis 75010 Paris Frankreich T +33 1 48 24 24 50 F +33 1 48 24 24 51