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L'eau froide

Olivier Assayas France, 1994

Daniel S.'s rating of the film Cold Water

Early 70's. French teenagers do and feel what their American cousins did and felt a few years before. Gilles and Christine come from dysfunctional families and don't really know what to do with their lives; they just want to be left alone. Christine dreams of a life surrounded by artists and nature. But it's winter, it's cold and even if she's burning with rage, her contact with cold water won't produce steam. 3*.