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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


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Matthias Le Goff (Nicolas Gob, 'Cannibal') is an Olympic water polo champion who faces being dropped by the sport's governing body when he uses a homophobic slur on live television. To redeem him in the public eye, he is made to coach a gay water-polo team named The Shiny Shrimps who, unlike Le Goff, prioritise having fun over winning medals. This is extremely inconvenient for Le Goff, who must prove his dedication by taking the team to the Gay Olympics in Croatia. The team is like no other team he's experienced before. The Shiny Shrimps are made up of a motley crew of men as varied as the happily married Cédric (Michaël Abiteboul, 'The Bureau') to the eldest and most radical member, Joël (Roland Menou, 'The Da Vinci Code') to Fred (Romain Brau, 'Where Horses Go to Die'), a transexual woman always cracking jokes. All of them are infuriated by Le Goff's comment and repeatedly enjoy provoking him. The team and its reluctant coach board a double decker to travel to the Croatian Gay Games as Le Goff and the Shiny Shrimps grow to appreciate each other as the people behind the labels that society has stuck to them. 'The Shiny Shrimps' is co-directed by Cédric Le Gallo ('Dirty Dancing: 30 ans d'un film culte') and Maxime Govare ('Daddy Cool', 'Alice Nevers'). Hide full plot... Show full plot


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'.