Combustible Celluloid
Search for Posters
Own it:
Search for streaming:
NetflixHuluGoogle PlayGooglePlayCan I
With: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Gilbert Melki, Jean-Marc Barr, Jacques Bonnaff�, Edouard Collin, Romain Torres, Sabrina Seyvecou, Yannick Baudin, Julien Weber, Sebastien Cormier, Marion Roux
Written by: Oliver Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
Directed by: Oliver Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 93
Date: 03/19/2013

Cote d'azur (2005)

2 Stars (out of 4)

Lover's Leap

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Buy Posters at

Oliver Ducastel and Jacques Martineau's Cote d'azur opened the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival this past June, and five months later I can barely remember a frame of it. It's a pretty typical French drawing room-type comedy, with various lovers jumping in and out of bed with one another. It revolves around a family of four as Marc (Gilbert Melki) and Béatrix (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) take their two teens to a Mediterranean seaside house for the summer. Their son Charly (Romain Torres) meets up with a best friend, leading the parents to believe that he's gay, while their daughter Laura (Sabrina Seyvecou) dates a sleazy biker type. Meanwhile, Marc and Béatrix's current and former lovers -- both gay and straight -- turn up to complicate matters. It ends with a perfectly ridiculous musical number that, if you haven't fallen asleep, may leave you feeling light-headed.

Movies Unlimtied