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Release Date:
14 April 2004 (France) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Muted & Marginal - a perfect and beautiful film See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Stéphanie Michelini ... Stéphanie
Yasmine Belmadi ... Djamel
Edouard Nikitine ... Mikhail
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
Ozgur Tosunoglu ... Troisième client du bois
Réjane Kerdaffrec ... La femme de la gare
Pierre-Arnaud Jolard ... Le client de la gare
Hugo Sablic ... L'asolescent de la gare
Giovanna ... Fille de la pétanque
Stella ... Fille de la pétanque
Mimouna Hedayati ... La mère de Djamel
Olga Abrego ... La matrone du squat
Tolsty ... Le tenancier du squat
Vladislas Laskevich ... Piotr
Sacha Yatchin ... Ovguéni
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fatima Adoum ... Mona
Florence Belame ... Une prostituée

Paris Benjamin ... Une prostituée
Emylou Brunet ... L'enfant de Nicolas
Didier De Neck ... Le médecin
Yann Delayaye ... L'ouvrier
Lucas Di Girolamo ... L'enfant du train
Luigi Di Girolamo ... L'homme du train
Angelique Ducrocq ... Le chauffeur du taxi
Aurélie Gibert ... La voleuse des puces
Jean-Marie Groux ... L'ambulancier
Aurélie Guichard ... La bonne soeur
Jean-Claude Joerger ... Le voyeur du bois
Ludovic Leplat ... L'ambulancier
Liliane Nataf ... L'infirmière
Michel Olivès ... Le voisin
Christophe Provost ... L'enfant de Nicolas
Valery Ribakov ... Un russe du squat
Bernadette Seinvin ... La voisine

Directed by
Sébastien Lifshitz 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stéphane Bouquet 
Sébastien Lifshitz 

Produced by
Chris Curling .... co-producer
Phil Robertson .... production executive producer
Gilles Sandoz .... producer
Christian Tison .... executive producer
Eric van Beuren .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jocelyn Pook 
 
Cinematography by
Agnès Godard 
 
Film Editing by
Stéphanie Mahet 
 
Casting by
Omri Ben Canaan 
 
Production Design by
Véronique Melery 
Roseanna Sacco  (as Roseanna Sacco-Colas)
 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Mehu 
 
Makeup Department
Anne Moralis .... makeup department head (hair department head)
 
Production Management
Benoît Baverel .... assistant unit manager
Olivier Guerbois .... production manager
Geoffroy Hassoun .... unit manager
Gaëtane Josse .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Florence Gatineau-Saillant .... trainee assistant director
Julien Selleron .... second assistant director
Philippe Thiollier .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Emilie Ferrenq .... painter
 
Sound Department
Thaddée Bertrand .... dialogue editor
Yolande Decarsin .... sound
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Oversteijns .... key grip
Antoine Struyf .... second assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Thaddée Bertrand .... assistant editor
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Christophe Besnard .... assistant to producer
Tatiana Bouchain .... assistant to producer
Sophie Onteniente .... production assistant
Karen Waks .... script supervisor
Mickey Cottrell .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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26 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Muted & Marginal - a perfect and beautiful film, 23 March 2005
Author: Rod Evan from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Unfinished script? Badly lit? Underdeveloped characters? Designed to shock the bourgeoisie? About half the reviewers here seem to have missed the point with this film - but perhaps it's just a film you'll either love or hate. There are of course many people who simply are not comfortable watching anything which in any way portrays or explores homosexuality.

Not that you would class this as a gay film - but it is definitely one of the best queer films I have seen. Dealing with three characters on the margins of society, it has a no holds barred approach to its subject matter, that is neither glamorous nor judgmental. In contrast to most representations of homo/transexuality this was refreshing.

The sexuality/gender of the central character, Stephanie, was apparent from the first frames of the film. The triangular relationship between her and the two men is one built on sincere and simple respect and equality. There is no question in the film of her having to choose between the two. All three are equally compatible with each other and do not have the usual conventional jealousies and arguments.

The three characters' past and present lives are beautifully portrayed in a sort of collage. This demands some work from the audience to put the pieces together. And why not? There is nothing obscure or pretentious here. Just an honest look at what brought these three people together.

Visually the film ranks highly and is up there with Antonioni and Bresson. The concentration on the urban and rural landscapes and the details of the characters' physical actions say more about character development than any dialogue could do.

A milestone in new queer cinema. This film should receive a far wider distribution. But judging from others' comments perhaps the public are just not yet ready to understand the humility, beauty and sacrifice of in these characters' lives. A great film 10/10

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