Cold Water

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1994
  • Running time: 95 min
An acclaimed early work by Olivier Assayas, the long-unavailable, deeply felt coming-of-age drama Cold Water can at last be seen in the United States. Drawing from his own youthful experiences, Assayas revisits the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s,... read more
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An acclaimed early work by Olivier Assayas, the long-unavailable, deeply felt coming-of-age drama Cold Water can at last be seen in the United States. Drawing from his own youthful experiences, Assayas revisits the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s, telling the story of teenage lovers Gilles (Cyprien Fouquet) and Christine (Virginie Ledoyen), whose rebellions against family and society threaten to tear them apart. The visceral realism of the movie’s narrative and the near experimentalism of its camera work come together effortlessly thanks in part to a rock soundtrack that vividly evokes the period. Cold Water, whose centerpiece is one of the most memorable party sequences ever committed to film, is a heartbreaking immersion in the emotional tumult of being young.

Original Release

07/06/1994

US Release

09/20/2014

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Cast

Virginie Ledoyen Christine
Cyprien Fouquet Gilles
László Szabó Père de Gille / Le père de Gilles
Jean-Pierre Darroussin Inspecteur / L'inspecteur
Dominique Faysse Mère de Christine / La mère de Christine
Jackie Berroyer Père de Christine / Le père de Christine
Smaïl Mekki Mourad
Jean-Christophe Bouvet Professeur / Le professeur
Ilona Györi Marie
Renée Amzallag Infirmière / L'infirmière
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Directors

Olivier Assayas

Writers

Olivier Assayas

Cast

Virginie Ledoyen Christine
Cyprien Fouquet Gilles
László Szabó Père de Gille / Le père de Gilles
Jean-Pierre Darroussin Inspecteur / L'inspecteur
Dominique Faysse Mère de Christine / La mère de Christine
Jackie Berroyer Père de Christine / Le père de Christine
Smaïl Mekki Mourad
Jean-Christophe Bouvet Professeur / Le professeur
Ilona Györi Marie
Renée Amzallag Infirmière / L'infirmière
Mathieu Mardoukhaev Frère de Gilles
Jérôme Simonin Vendeur de dynamite
Laetitia Lemerle Corrine
Laetitia Giraud Christiane
Alexandra Yonnet Copine blouson
Caroline Doron Copine blessée
Marguerite Vial Fumeuse
Julien Legros Danseur
Louis Barnier
Djamel Bensalah

Producers

Casanova Yannick Executive Producer
Elisabeth Deviosse Executive Producer
Françoise Guglielmi Executive Producer
Georges Benayoun Producer
Paul Rozenberg Producer
Chantal Poupaud Producer

Editors

Luc Barnier

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