Presque Rien

"A modest masterpiece... technically and emotionally accomplished" - Sight & Sound

Director: Sebastien Lifshitz

Writer: Sebastien Lifshitz

Stars: Jeremie Elkaim, Stephane Rideau, Marie Matheron

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Shy, introverted and thoroughly bored Mathieu kills time by climbing dunes and catching rays while on holiday on the French coast. Chancing upon beautiful local boy Cédric spurs homosexual desires he wasn’t aware he had. When the pair meet, the attraction is mutual, the carefree days giving way to lustful nights of carnal desire and sexual experimentation. Yet as the sun begins to fade, the holiday must end, and the pair must face a difficult decision. Holiday romances have rarely been caught on screen with such visceral and heart-wrenching power as in Sébastien Lifshitz’s groundbreaking ode to teenage love. ‘Presque Rien’ is an openly gay arthouse classic that garnered awards at film festivals the world over.


  • "Uncommonly good"
    - Daily Express

  • "one of the finest gay films of the noughties"
    - Boyz
  • "A modest masterpiece... technically and emotionally accomplished"
    - Sight & Sound
  • "A thoughtful, beautifully photgraphed film"
    - Empire
  • "A refreshing take on romantic teenage angst"
    - The Independent
Cast: Jeremie Elkaim, Stephane Rideau, Marie Matheron
Director: Sebastien Lifshitz
Writer: Sebastien Lifshitz
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Certificate: 18
Running Time: 95 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
DVD Release Date: 28-09-2009
VoD Release Date: 28-09-2009
Cinema Release Date: 26-10-2001