Cockles & Muscles 

 

Cockles & Muscles

 

Marc and Beatrix and their teenage children are to spend summer at the seaside house of Marc's youth. The summer heat soon kindles the senses as young love erupts, old flames flare up and sexual adventures ensue the holiday is set to be anything but tranquil!

 

Their daughter Laura takes off with her biker boyfriend, while their son, Charlie, finds he is the object of his best friend’s desire. Beatrix, sensing tension between the boys, suspects they may be lovers, an assumption Charlie chooses not to deny. While the free-spirited Beatrix encourages tolerance, her husband Marc struggles to accept his children’s sexual awakening and maintain a sense of propriety. Things get steamier when Beatrix’s lover Mathieu shows up and Marc’s first love reappears out of the blue and the secrets, revelations and misunderstandings build to a crescendo.

 

Director: Olivier Ducastel & Jacques Martineau 
Cert: 18
Cast: Jean-Marc Barr, Gilbert Melki, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi 
Language: French (with English subtitles) 
Extras: Writer/Director's Commentary, Director's karaoke, Outtakes, Dance of the cockles, Shooting in the shower