Cold Water


1h 32m 1994

Brief Synopsis

It's 1972, and troubled working-class Christine is committed to a mental institution by her father after a shoplifting escapade with her middle-class boyfriend Gilles, a rebellious 16-year-old in over his head. Escape, reunion and desperate flight ensue.

Film Details

Also Known As
Eau froide, L', L' Eau froide
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Foreign
Period
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Sony Music
Distribution Company
Janus Films; Independent Productions; Janus Films; Meteor Film Productions; Pan Europeenne; Rank Film Distributors Inc; Rank Film Distributors Ltd

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

In the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s, teenage lovers Gilles and Christine's open rebellion against family and society, threatens to tear them apart, when Christine is sent to an institution by her parents and Gilles faces an uncertain future after running into trouble at school.

Film Details

Also Known As
Eau froide, L', L' Eau froide
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Foreign
Period
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Sony Music
Distribution Company
Janus Films; Independent Productions; Janus Films; Meteor Film Productions; Pan Europeenne; Rank Film Distributors Inc; Rank Film Distributors Ltd

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States April 27, 2018

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States November 1994

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States March 1996

Shown at New York Film Festival September 23 - October 9, 1994.

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (in competition) September 24 - October 2, 1994.

Shown at International Festival of Young Cinema in Turin, Italy November 18-27, 1994.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 25 - February 5, 1995.

Part of IMA Films' "Tous les garcons et les filles de leur age" series, conceived by former publicist Chantal Poupaud. Nine directors were each commissioned to make a film about teenagers, set in the period of their own youth.

Limited Release in United States April 27, 2018 (New York)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 23 - October 9, 1994.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (in competition) September 24 - October 2, 1994.)

Released in United States November 1994 (Shown at International Festival of Young Cinema in Turin, Italy November 18-27, 1994.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 25 - February 5, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (The film series "Tous les garcons... age" received a special mention for the International Film Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at the 1995 Rotterdam International Film Festival.)

Released in United States March 1996 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Walk on the Wild Side: Olivier Assayas' Cinema of Abandon" March 29, 30 & 31, 1996.)