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Year: 2019
Original Title: Les crevettes pailletées
Length: 100 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Studios: Canal+
Distributor: Peccadillo Pictures
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: September 06 2019


Ranking: 262 out of 15,567 movies (up 101)


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Matthias Le Goff is an Olympic water polo champion and is currently in the end of his career after making homophobic statements for the TV bringing a group hatred towards him. His punishment: to train the flamboyant gay water polo team, The Shiny Shrimps, a group that is more interested in partying than competing. The objective of the group is to qualify for the Gay Games of Croatia, where the hottests LGTB athletes compete. It's the beginning of a trip that will bring a lot of stress and headaches to the protagonist, while you will notice a very different universe that will turn his life around. The film is directed by Maxime Govare and Cédric Le Gallo and stars Nicolas Gab, Alban Lenoir and Michaël Abiteboul.


Cast The Shiny Shrimps



Trivia The Shiny Shrimps

The film is based on a true story about a gay water polo team with whom the director of the film, Cédric Le Gallo, traveled. Cédric Le Gallo has recognized that he see himself in many characters of the film. Cédric Le Gallo has revealed that he had as references to make the film other movies, such as 'Pride', 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert or 'Little Miss Sunshine'.