When an Olympic swim champion uses a homophobic slur on TV, his career is put on hold. To make amends he must coach an amateur gay water-polo team. Dealing with themes of acceptance and understanding, this feel-good film is bursting with joy.
Matthias thinks he can somehow get out of serving his punishment but while training the team, he begins to warm to the motley crew. As they prepare to compete at the Gay Games in Croatia, The Shrimps teach Matthias the joy of team sports and he ignites the fire of ambition and a desire to win in each of them.
The Shrimps are a real-life LGBT water-polo team from Paris, and their adventures as seen in the film are a blend of fact, fantasy and flamboyance – think ‘Dodgeball’ meets ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’. – Sky Sports
France, 2019 | Language: French | 100 minutes | Cert: CLUB
Directors: Maxime Govare, Cédric Le Gallo
Cast: Nicolas Gob, Alban Lenoir, Geoffrey Couët, Michael Abiteboul
A short Irish film, Rosemary [13 minutes], will be shown before the feature.