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Cold Water

Spine #944

Sep 11, 2018

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • French DTS-HD 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

Cold Water

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Directed By: Olivier Assayas
Licensor: Orange Studio
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An acclaimed early work by Olivier Assayas, the long-unavailable, deeply felt coming-of-age drama Cold Water can at last be seen in the United States. Drawing from his own youthful experiences, Assayas revisits the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s, telling the story of teenage lovers Gilles (Cyprien Fouquet) and Christine (Virginie Ledoyen), whose rebellions against family and society threaten to tear them apart. The visceral realism of the movie’s narrative and the near experimentalism of its camera work come together effortlessly thanks in part to a rock soundtrack that vividly evokes the period. Cold Water, whose centerpiece is one of the most memorable party sequences ever committed to film, is a heartbreaking immersion in the emotional tumult of being young.

  • New interview with Olivier Assayas
  • New interview with cinematographer Dennis Lenoir
  • Excerpt from a 1994 French television program on the film featuring Olivier Assayas and actors Virginie Ledoyen and Cyprien Fouquet
  • An essay by critic Girish Shambu


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