Presque rien

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Description Presque rien 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.PlotUpper-middle class Mathieu, is spending his summer vacation on the French coast before beginning studies in the fall 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.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.A parallel plotline focuses on Mathieu eighteen months later, as he recovers from the shock of their separation. After having tried to commit suicide, Mathieu's psychiatrist sends him back to the small seaside town to learn how to deal with what happened.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 Jérémie Elkaïm as Mathieu Stéphane Rideau as Cedric Dominique Reymond as Mother Marie Matheron as Annick Laetitia Legrix as Sarah Nils Ohlund as PierreProductionRather 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.

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