The Shiny Shrimps
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The Shiny Shrimps

Fri Feb 21 8:45 PM
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Hayden Orpheum
General Admission
Unclassified 15+
100 Mins | 2019 | France | French with English subtitles
Fri Feb 14

Fri Feb 21

A massive box office hit in France, The Shiny Shrimps is a feel-good sports comedy, and unabashed escapist entertainment.

After Matthias, a hot-headed swimming champion at the end of his career makes a homophobic slur on national television he is relegated to coaching the Shiny Shrimps, a diverse and flamboyant water polo team.

Upon initial inspection, the Shiny Shrimps seem little more than an undisciplined ragtag bunch of amateurs. But before long, the Shrimps transform themselves into a force to be reckoned with. They soon find themselves and their initially-reluctant coach embarking on an action-packed road trip from Paris to Croatia in a beat-up old bus to compete in the Gay Games.

This hilarious and touching journey will shake up Matthias’ past prejudices and forge friendships amongst the disparate team.

Australian Premiere

Molodist International Film Festival 2019 Nominee Best LGBTQ Film

"Gleeful, fizzy, big-hearted fun" -  Empire Online

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