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Bord de mer

Fortnight 2002, Feature film, 1h28

Synopsis

Cayeux, a small seaside town with a huge pebble beach. In winter, it’s as deserted as the moon. In summer, however, a crowd of holidaymakers and regulars frequents the beach and its colourful huts, lending a much more festive air to the place. At one end of the beach, a pebble processing plant where Marie works. She’s a pretty young woman. Her boyfriend, Paul, works at the grocer’s in winter and as a lifeguard in summer. Worried about his mother, Rose, who fritters away her money in slot machines, Paul doesn’t understand Marie’s dreamy temperament and stifles her with his clumsy love. Marie senses a growing unease. The holidaymakers that she sees over the seasons remind her that her youthful dreams lie elsewhere. She wants to leave… Albert, a young executive at the plant, has just been sacked. With his fancy sports car, he seems like a genuine Prince Charming.

Director

Julie Lopes-Curval

Julie-Lopes Curval acted briefly on the stage before directing her own plays. Co-scriptwriter of Eric Véniard’s « Une Affaire qui roule », she wrote the script for « Adolescents » at the request of director Valérie Minetto. In 2001, she directed the short, « Mademoiselle Butterfly », which was seen in numerous festivals.

Bulle Ogier
Hélène Fillières
Jonathan Zaccaï
Liliane Rovère
Ludmila Mikaël
Patrick Lizana

Screenplay
Julie Lopes-Curval, François Favrat

Image
Stéphan Massis

Sound
Sophie Laloy

Editing
Anne Weil

Music
Naked

Set decoration
Philippe Van Herwijnen

Production :
Alain Benguigui
Sombrero Productions
38 avenue du Général Michel Bizot
75012 Paris, France
 tél. : 33 (0)1 44 74 79 79
fax : 33 (0)1 44 74 79 80
cinema@sombrero.fr
 www.sombrero.fr 

Ventes à l’étranger :
Flach Pyramide International
5 rue du Chevalier de Saint-Georges
75008 Paris, France
tél.: 33 (0)1 42 96 02 20
fax: 33 (0)1 40 20 05 51
elagesse@flach-pyramide.com
www.flach-pyramide.com 

Distribution :
Pyramide 
5 rue du Chevalier de Saint-Georges
75008 Paris, France
tél. : 33 (0)1 42 96 01 01
fax : 33 (0)1 40 20 02 21
www.pyramidefilms.com 

Presse :
Fabienne Ferreira
assistée de Christine Buisson
tél/fax  : 33 (0)1 46 06 06 95
port. : 33 (0)6 15 31 27 86 / 33 (0)6 11 33 62 24

Awards

Caméra d’or