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LIFE KILLS ME

  • Jean-Pierre Sinapi
  • Feature film
  • 2002
  • 96'

Paul Smail, 27, born in France of Arab parentage, a grandfather killed serving in the French Army, his father a quiet, law-abiding model of "integration", his lifetime spent in a modest job on the railroad... Paul, full of unexpressed anger, spends his time reading, dreaming, boxing... he deeply loves his "little brother" Daniel, more rebellious than himself, more fragile, too, perhaps who suffers even more from his condition of "outsider", of "immigrant"... He's crazy about Myriam, the love of his life, and also about litterature, his passion. For Paul is highly educated, yest can't find a job worthy of his studies. So he lives in a single room, in a poor quarter, and he delivers pizzas while he's waiting. But waiting for what ? What can save him from rage and self-hatred, except words, the firs words of his novel, "Life Kills Me", the book that will him to live.

With the participation of CANAL +, the FONDS D'ACTION ET DE SOUTIEN POUR L'INTEGRATION ET LA LUTTE CONTRE LES DISCRIMINATIONS - F.A.S.I.L.D, the CNC, the MINISTERE DE LA CULTURE ET DE LA COMMUNICATION, FILMFÖRDERUNG HAMBURG, FILMFÖRDERUNGSANSTALT.
In association with GIMAGES 5 - COFIMAGES 13
  • DIRECTOR

    Jean-Pierre Sinapi

  • CO-PRODUCER

    Cinétévé - ARTE France CINEMA - Gimages Developpement - Pandora FilmProduktion Gmbh - ARTE/WDR.
    With the participation of CANAL +, Fond d'action et de soutien pour l'intégration et la lutte contre les discriminations - F.A.S.I.L.D, CNC, Ministère de la Culture et de la communication, FilmFörderung Hamburg and FilmFörderung Sanstalt.
    In association with GIMAGES 5 and COFIMAGES 13.

  • LENGTH

    96'

  • SUPPORT LOCATION

    35mm

  • LANGUAGES

    Française

  • AWARDS

    Grand Prix au 17ème Festival du film de Cabourg 2003
    Sélectionné au 22 ème International Istambul Film Festival, en compétition "Golden Tulip" 2003
    "Rendez-vous with French Cinéma" New-York 2003
    Festival de San Sebatien 2002
    Festival de Thessalonique 2002

  • AUTHOR

    Jean-Pierre SINAPI, Daniel TONACHELLA

  • CREW

    Image: Pierre AÏM, Jean Paul MEURISSE
    Sound: Jean Michel CHAUVET, Corinne ROZENBERG
    Editor Master: Catherine SCHWARTZ
    Mixing: François GROULT

  • CAST

    Sami BOUAJILA
    Jalil LESPERT
    Sylvie TESTUD
    Simon BAKINDE
    M'hamed BENGUETTAF
    Teco CELIO
    Djemel BAREK
    Roger IBANEZ
    Marc ANDREONI

    Original score : Louis SCLAVIS
    Editions : Jean-Marie SALHANI
    Catalogue Indigènes

  • DISTRIBUTION

    Salles France: Cinétéve Distribution, TV France: STUDIO CANAL

  • INTERNATIONAL SALES

    EXCEPTION - WILD BUNCH

  • DVD DISTRIBUTOR

    One Plus One

  • SPECIFICITY

    Adaptation of the novel by Paul SMAÏL, Editions Balland