Seaside (2003)

Seaside
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bulle Ogier Actor Rose 1 1000001
Ludmila Mikael Actor Anne 1 1000002
Helene Fillieres Actor Marie 1 1000003
Jonathan Zaccaï Actor Paul 1 1000004
Patrick Lizana Actor Albert 1 1000005
Liliane Rovere Actor Odette 1 1000006
Jean-Michel Noirey Actor Robert 1 1000007
Jarius Casanova Actor Pierre 1 1000008
Julie Lopes-Curval Director n/a 2 2000001
Alain Benguigui Producer n/a 3 3000001
Francois Favrat Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Julie Lopes-Curval Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Stéphan Massis Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Anne Weil Editor n/a 172 7000001
Naked Music n/a 120781 8000001
Nicolas Gerber Music n/a 120781 8000002
Christophe Chevalier Music n/a 120781 8000003
Synopsis
Cayeux is a small seaside town in northern France with a huge pebble beach. In winter, it's as deserted as the moon. In summer, however, a crowd of regulars and vacationers swarm over the beach. At one end of the beach, there is a pebble processing plant where Marie works. She is young and pretty. Her boyfriend Paul works at the grocer's in the winter and as a lifeguard in the summer. Paul's sister works in the local casino which is where his mother Rose goes to fritter her pension money away in slot machines. Paul doesn't understand Marie's dreamy temperament and stifles her with his awkward love. Marie senses a growing unease within herself. The vacationers that she sees over the seasons remind her that her youthful dreams lie elsewhere. She wants to leave to fulfill them, and she gets the chance when Albert, her young boss at the factory, gets fired and his sports car offers a tempting escape.