Jacques Martineau WriterOlivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau Release date12 February 2005 (2005-02-12) DirectorsOlivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau ScreenplayOlivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau CastValeria Bruni Tedeschi (Béatrix), Gilbert Melki (Marc), Jean-Marc Barr (Didier), Jacques Bonnaffé (Mathieu), Edouard Collin (Martin), Romain Torres (Charly) Similar moviesToy Story, Jamon Jamon, Django Unchained, A Little Chaos, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family
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Crustacés et coquillages (translated into English as the punning Cockles and Muscles) also known as Côte d'Azur, is a 2005 French film directed by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau.
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".