The Shiny Shrimps

Dir: Cedric Le Gallo, Maxime Govare
Cast: Nicolas Gob, Alban Lenoir, Michael Abiteboul
103mins   2019   France   15   French, English    Subtitled   

Water polo team The Shiny Shrimps have little hope of achieving their goal to compete in the world’s biggest LGBTQ+ sporting event, the Gay Games. Their undisciplined behaviour (in and out of the pool) has team captain Jean searching for a new coach to whip the shrimps into shape. He arrives in the form of World Silver Medalist swimmer Matthias Le Goff who, after making a homophobic remark on live TV, is offered redemption by means of training and reigning in the flamboyant Shrimps.

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