Crustacés et Coquillages
|Crustacés et coquillages|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Olivier Ducastel
|Produced by||Nicolas Blanc|
|Written by||Olivier Ducastel
|Starring||Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
|Music by||Philippe Miller|
|Edited by||Dominique Galliéni|
|Distributed by||Bac Films|
|Box office||$2.4 million|
Marc has inherited the house of his late aunt on the Côte d'Azur and takes the family there on for their summer holiday, leaving their home in Paris. Charly, who has never had a girlfriend, is thought to be gay by his parents and Martin, who is gay, is also staying with them. Béatrix's lover Mathieu arrives in the village and manages to sneak opportunities to be with her. When Martin goes out one night to the local gay cruising area - an old fort on a nearby hillside - Charly follows him and meets Didier. After realising he isn't gay he calls Didier for help when the hot water stops working. Didier then meets Marc and they realise how much they missed each other from when Marc used to visit the area in his youth. Throughout everyone eats lots of fruits de mer, especially Sea Violets. At the end everyone sings a song called 'Fruits de Mer', each with their preferred partner.
- Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi – Béatrix
- Gilbert Melki – Marc, her husband
- Jean-Marc Barr – Didier, a local plumber and Marc's former lover
- Jacques Bonnaffé – Mathieu, Béatrix's lover
- Romain Torres – Charly, son of Béatrix and Marc
- Édouard Collin – Martin, a family friend, of Charly's age
- Sabrina Seyvecou – Laura, daughter of Béatrix and Marc
- Julien Weber – Sylvain, boyfriend of Laura
The film received mixed reviews from critics. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 51% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 51 reviews, with an average score of 5.6/10. The site's consensus reads, "This listless, albeit sexually charged, French farce is too lightweight to make any impact despite its whimsical qualities.". Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 47 out of 100, based on 19 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
|Award / Film Festival||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result|
|Berlin International Film Festival||Europa Cinemas Label||Won|
|European Film Awards||People's Choice Award for Best Actor||Jean-Marc Barr||Nominated|
- "Crustacés et coquillages". JP's Box-Office.
- "Côte d'Azur - Movie Reviews, Trailers, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2008-02-06.
- "Cote d'Azur (2005): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-02-06.