Cold Water (L'eau Froide)

Cold Water (L'eau Froide)

Cold Water (L'eau Froide)

Rebellious youths of Paris in 1972 ditch the current social system and embrace the music of the times in this Cannes-selected feature from Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria), often considered an underseen masterpiece.

"A restless, emotionally bracing vision of teenage melancholy, Assayas’ film takes place in 1972 on the outskirts of Paris. Two tearaways escape their unsympathetic families to shoplift EPs and explode dynamite for kicks. The fledgling lovers eventually flee to the countryside, where they dance the night away to Joplin, Dylan and Cohen at an old rundown mansion – one of the great party scenes in all of cinema." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

1994Rating: M, Violence, offensive language & sex scenes92 minsFranceFrench, Hungarian and English with English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

Cold Water (L'eau Froide) / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Assayas's screenplay is loose and uneventful, but his direction has more energy.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Moves from surging emotional highs to melancholy lows, but it also pulses with a vibrant, moody energy that a 24-year delay from American screens has done nothing to diminish.

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