52nd edition

L’Effet aquatique

Fortnight 2016, Feature film, 1h25

Synopsis

Samir, a tall, lanky, 40-something crane operator from Montreuil, in the outskirts of Paris, falls head over heels in love with Agathe. He discovers she is a swimming instructor at the local swimming pool, and, for lack of a better plan, he decides to enlist as her student…although he can swim perfectly. But his lie only lasts for 3 lessons, and Agathe hates liars. The truth surfaces. Agathe is furious. The end?
Not quite! Agathe goes to Iceland on a business trip, putting an ocean between her and Samir. But it is without reckoning with his feelings and his stubbornness…

Casting

  • Didda Jónsdóttir
  • Estéban
  • Florence Loiret-Caille
  • Olivia Côte
  • Philippe Rebbot
  • Samir Guesmi

Team

Screenplay
Sólveig Anspach, Jean-Luc Gaget

Image
Isabelle Razavet

Sound
Éric Boisteau

Editing
Anne Riegel

Music
Martin Wheeler

Set decoration
Marie Le Garrec

Production

Production
Ex Nihilo
52 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
75011 Paris – France
T : +33 1 53 36 32 00
julie@agatfilms.com
www.agatfilms.com

Coproduction
Zik Zak Filmworks (Islande)

Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign sales
Le Pacte
5 rue Darcet
75017 Paris – France
T : +33 1 44 69 59 59
c.neel@le-pacte.com
www.le-pacte.com

Distribution
Le Pacte
T : +33 1 44 69 59 59
contact@le-pacte.com

Presse / Publicist
France
Marie-Christine Damiens
T : +33 1 42 22 12 24
mc@mcdamiens.fr
bureau@mcdamiens.fr

Internationale
Brigitta Portier
French mobile: + 33 6 28 96 81 65
International mobile: +32 4 77 98 25 84
brigittaportier@alibicommunications.be

Title in Original Version : The Together Project

Press release

EXTRAITS

“Une histoire d’amour drolatique et émouvante” – Le Monde
“Le film file avec malice toutes les métaphores de l’amour” – Télérama
“Un bain de fraicheur” – Gala
“A sweet and sincere French-Icelandic rom-com” – The Hollywood Reporter