LIFE KILLS ME
- Jean-Pierre Sinapi
- Feature film
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.
In association with GIMAGES 5 - COFIMAGES 13
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.
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
Jean-Pierre SINAPI, Daniel TONACHELLA
Image: Pierre AÏM, Jean Paul MEURISSE
Sound: Jean Michel CHAUVET, Corinne ROZENBERG
Editor Master: Catherine SCHWARTZ
Mixing: François GROULT
Original score : Louis SCLAVIS
Editions : Jean-Marie SALHANI
Salles France: Cinétéve Distribution, TV France: STUDIO CANAL
EXCEPTION - WILD BUNCH
One Plus One
Adaptation of the novel by Paul SMAÏL, Editions Balland