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Director  Sebastien Lifshitz
Music director  Perry Blake
Country  France Belgium
6.8/10 IMDb


Genre  Drama, Romance
Duration  
Language  French
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Release date  7 June 2000 (2000-06-07) (France) 16 May 2001 (2001-05-16) (Belgium)
Writer  Stephane Bouquet, Sebastien Lifshitz
Screenplay  Sebastien Lifshitz, Stephane Bouquet
Cast  Jérémie Elkaïm (Mathieu), Stéphane Rideau (Cédric), Dominique Reymond (Mathieu's Mother), Marie Matheron (Annick), Laetitia Legrix (Sarah), Nils Ohlund (Pierre)
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Presque rien (meaning Almost Nothing, which is also the UK release title; the U.S. title is Come Undone) is a 2000 French-Belgian romantic drama film directed by Sebastien Lifshitz, set in Brittany, depicting a stormy holiday romance between two 18-year-olds and what remains of that relationship eighteen months later.

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Plot

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Upper-middle class Mathieu, is spending his summer vacation on the French coast before beginning studies in the autumn to become an architect. His mother is deeply depressed because of the death of his baby brother from cancer, and is cared for by her sister, while Mathieu and his moody younger sister cannot get along.

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Then he meets Cedric at the beach, who is attractive and obviously looking for a boyfriend. The boys embark on a romance, and Mathieu's sudden secrecy and long hours away from home invite the curiosity of both his sister and aunt.

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A parallel plotline focuses on Mathieu eighteen months later, as he recovers from the shock of their separation. After Mathieu has tried to commit suicide, he chooses to go back to the small seaside town to learn how to deal with what happened.

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The film ends on a hopeful note when Mathieu looks up Pierre, another former boyfriend of Cedric's living in the seaside town, and they overcome past tensions to discover that they understand each other.

Cast

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  • Jérémie Elkaïm as Mathieu
  • Stéphane Rideau as Cedric
  • Dominique Reymond as Mother
  • Marie Matheron as Annick
  • Laetitia Legrix as Sarah
  • Nils Ohlund as Pierre
  • Production

    Rather than having a clear, chronologically ordered narrative, the movie switches between the summer and the winter plotlines, depicting the differences in Mathieu's life at both points, as well as establishing the contrast between one and the other visually.

    Soundtrack

    The soundtrack uses songs by Irish singer and songwriter Perry Blake (from his album Still Life) to convey Mathieu's melancholic, depressive mood.

    References

    Presque rien Wikipedia
    Come Undone (2000 film) IMDbCome Undone (2000 film) Rotten TomatoesCome Undone (2000 film) MetacriticPresque rien themoviedb.org


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