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Wild Side (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 14 April 2004 (France)
A transgender woman 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 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
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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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Drama | Romance

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Agria plevra  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,268, 12 June 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,355, 11 September 2005
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I Fell In Love With A Dead Boy
(Film Version)
Arranged By [Cordes] Jocelyn Pook
Composed By, Lyrics By Antony Hegarty (as Antony)
Vocals by Antony Hegarty
(p) 2004 Antony
© 2004 Naïve
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Thoughtful, sensitive, tragic and beautiful.
14 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film does have a lot of depth to the characters, but you don't see it on screen.

If you are one of those people who watches a film for the bits you see on screen and have little time to explore what is happening away from what we are directly looking at then maybe you might not enjoy this.

There is a lack of glitzy feel-good factor about the film, but in my opinion it is what makes it so beautiful. The roughness of it all is where you can concentrate on what is happening inside the characters and not with what they are wearing, or what they look like etc.,

The struggle going on in all the main characters lives and the way they deal with society and interact with it is also very well done. The country scenery, although bleak, takes on a beauty and serenity compared to the almost chaos of the city scenes.

A lovely scene from antony and the johnsons lead singer(antony) adds to the whole group atmosphere.

This film is more like a fly on the wall of life amongst a section of trans-gendered people and their close ones more than a film with a plot. Definitely worth watching if you have an interest in these issues.


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