An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are in the same class at school. Both their parents are divorced. Gilles is protected by the affection and authority of his father, but Christine is torn between her two parents. Her mother lives with an Algerian and they are both members of the Scientology Church. Christine is taken away from her because the mother does not earn enough to keep her. Her father worries about his daughter's health and wants her put in a home, even against her will. This follows her arrest with Gilles for trying to steal records. Christine is no longer dejected; she is depressed and only her love for Gilles offers a way out. He however is still too much of a child to help and cannot live up to her expectations. Yet tonight he will have to make a decision.

International title
L'eau froide
Filmmaker
Olivier Assayas
Premiere
-
Country
France
Year
1994
Medium
35mm
Length
92’
Language
French
Producer
IMA Films, Georges Benayoun, Paul Rozenberg
Sales
Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Writer
Olivier Assayas