The Shiny Shrimps / Les Crevettes Pailletées
Dir: Maxime Govare, Cedric Le Gallo
Production: Renaud Chelelekian
Cast: Nicolas Gob, Alban Lenoir, Geoffrey Couët
France, 2019, 105min, French with English and Hebrew subtitles
2019 International Comedy Film Festival
2019 Lyon Sports Film Festival
2019 OUTshine Film Festival
Matthias Le Goff is an Olympic champion swimmer nearing the end of his career. After verbally and homophobically abusing the host of a sports program on live television he is left with two options: walk away from the sport he had given his whole life to or assume coaching duties of The Shiny Shrimps – an amateur water polo team made up of a particularly camp bunch of gay men who are training for the upcoming Gay Games in Croatia.
Matthias opts for the latter, thinking he can somehow get out of serving his punishment. However, what starts out with an air of suspicion and hostility will later become an exhilarating, hilarious and touching journey that will change the lives of Matthias, the team members and above all else, leave audiences utterly overjoyed during the 105min of sheer escapist Entertainment.