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Wild Side (2004)

 -  Drama  -  14 April 2004 (France)
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A transsexual who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns - with her two male lovers in tow - to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Yasmine Belmadi ...
Edouard Nikitine ...
Josiane Stoléru ...
La mère
Corentin Carinos ...
Le petit Pierre
Perrine Stevenard ...
Caroline
Benoît Verhaert ...
Le père de Pierre
Fabrice Rodriguez ...
Le client de la boîte
Amine Adjina ...
Le frère de Djamel
Christophe Sermet ...
Nicolas
Loïc Pichon ...
Le paysan
Veronika Pereverzeva ...
La mère de Mikhail
Antony Hegarty ...
Le chanteur du café
Gilles Forgeas ...
Premier client du bois
Pierre Nahori ...
Second client du bois
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In Paris, the thirty-two years old travesty Stéphanie a.k.a. Pierre is a streetwalker that lives with the Egyptian gay hustler Djamel and the Russian gay Mikhail that works in a restaurant. When the hospital where her mother Liliane is terminal calls her, she travels with her two lovers to the countryside to look after her dying mother. While at home, she recalls her childhood and how she met Djamel and Mikhail. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$4,268 (USA) (10 June 2005)

Gross:

$15,355 (USA) (9 September 2005)
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Achingly real
25 November 2006 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

'Wild Side' is a beautifully made film: with photography that captures a world both bleak and lovely, understated but human performances, an exquisite score, and an almost achingly painful sense of realism. What there isn't is a lot of plot in the conventional sense, as the film is almost entirely observational; and some of that observation is quite explicit (the central characters are a Parisian transvestite and his/her two lovers). But the film emphasises more what this unconventional threesome share with with the rest of us, without flinching on the detail of their life. Director Sebastien Liftshitz is clearly a major talent, and, while this is not exactly a fun movie, it reminded me of the work of Kieslowski in its sensitivity and composition.


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